Day 304 on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to the south coast – to Hastings, in fact, site of that famous battle in 1066.
These days, you won’t find any invading Norman-French armies, but you will find an excellent bus route in the shape of Stagecoach’s 304. It runs from the seaside town along a splendid route deep into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the large, very affluent village of Hawkhurst.
Along the way, it passes close to the Battle Wine Estate Vineyard – and several others – and the charming, ancient village of Robertsbridge, thought to have been founded in 1176 and granted a market charter in 1198 by Richard I.
Robertsbridge is also home to the Robertsbridge Codex, a music manuscript of the 14th Century containing the earliest surviving music written specifically for the keyboard.
Image credit: Terry S Blackman on Flickr