Blue Reef Aquarium
HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS, EAST SUSSEX
Undersea safari in Hastings. Come face-to-face with seahorses, sharks, giant crabs, stingrays and many other aquatic creatures. At the aquarium's heart is a giant ocean tank where an underwater walk through tunnel offers close encounters with giant wrasse, tropical sharks and hundreds of colourful fish. Explore our new jungle room housing exotic snakes and curious bearded dragons. Face your fears and get hands on with our reptiles in our daily animal encounters.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Steps to tunnel
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year daily 10-5, winter 10-4. Closed 25 Dec
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Discover East Sussex
East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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