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Highway Authority
East Sussex
Forward Destination on
A21, A259, A2070
Next Primary Destinations
Sevenoaks • Eastbourne • Ashford • Folkestone
Places related to the A21
Places related to the A259

Hastings is a town on the south coast of Sussex.

It is one of the few large towns in the south of England that does not have a direct dual carriageway link to the rest of the country - the nearest contender, the A21, has no dualling until Flimwell, 16 miles away (and even this is largely one lane each way), and still has intermittent S2 sections as far as the Tonbridge bypass, nearly 30 miles away. It also has no proper bypass, though a medley of B roads serves as a "de facto" one avoiding the town centre. As a consequence of its lack of road investment, it is in decline as a centre of tourism and business compared to other towns in the Home Counties.


Route To Notes


London, Sevenoaks


Brighton, Bexhill, St Leonards


Folkestone, Rye, Winchelsea


Ashford Accessed via A21


Battle Accessed via A21






London (A21), Battle Informal half ring road, cutting the corner between the A21 and A259

Royal Military Road

Winchelsea Historic 19th century route. Rejoins the A259 at Winchelsea

NCN2 • A21 • A28 • A229 • A259 • A2100 • A2101 • A2102 • A2690 • B2092 • B2093 • B2094 • B2159 • B2172 • T37 (Britain)
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Unclassified Ring Road - Hastings - Coppermine - 18446.jpgRailway bridge over A2101 (C) Nigel Chadwick - Geograph - 3287626.jpgBattle Road (C) Oast House Archive - Geograph - 2376176.jpg20160323-1710 - A2690 - Hastings Bexhill Link Road - Start of Crawler Lane 50.8688528N 0.5045758E.jpgRoute confirmation sign on A21 in Hastings - Coppermine - 10214.JPG
Places in South East England
Major DestinationsBrighton • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Chichester • Dover • Guildford
Primary DestinationsAshford • Bognor Regis • Crawley • Dartford Crossing • Dorking • East Grinstead • Eastbourne • Farnham • Folkestone • Gatwick Airport • Hastings • Horsham • Lewes • Maidstone • Margate • Newhaven • Ramsgate • Reigate • Sevenoaks • Sheerness • Staines • Thamesport • Tunbridge Wells • Uckfield • Worthing
Other PlacesBexhill • Billingshurst • Brenzett • Burgess Hill • Chatham • Dartford • Esher • Ewell • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Haywards Heath • Hindhead • Hove • Hythe • Leatherhead • Littlehampton • Midhurst • Redhill • Rochester • Rye • Sandwich • Shoreham-by-Sea • Sittingbourne • Swanley • Tenterden • Tonbridge • Weybridge • Woking

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