Although the East Sussex town of Hailsham can sometimes be overshadowed by its larger neighbours like Hastings and Eastbourne, there is still much to interest visitors. The town was granted a market charter in 1252, and markets have been held in the town ever since. Monthly farmers markets and weekly livestock markets, lay testament to the agricultural heritage of both Hailsham and the surrounding farmland.

The heritage centre in Blackmans Yard, a 15th Century Parish Church, along with 3 traditional shopping areas, also give a snapshot into Hailsham’s past. Hailsham may maintain an essence of tradition, but it moves with the times too, and there are several modern shopping areas for visitors to enjoy. Visit Hailsham and you’ll find a town where community spirit is alive and well, and everywhere you look, there are points of interest to catch the eye. It may be a small town, but it’s an interesting one!

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