Blog (October 2020) - Visit 1066 Country

  • View of Battle High Street from above, taken from Battle Abbey
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    Discover Battle’s heritage and history through its sculpture trail

    Tucked away down Battle’s alleyways, in gardens and in secret corners of the town are a series of sculptures depicting the town’s history and heritage. The sculpture trail is one of three Battle Heritage Walking Trails supported by Lottery funding and created by the community of Battle. I’ve been a resident for over ten years and had no idea that the Battle sculpture trail existed so I headed into town to check it out, along with a few other of Battle’s gems. Read on to discover where Battle’s sculpture trail will lead you…

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  • Boy looking at fish at Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, East Sussex
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    Castle, caves and aquarium: a family day trip to Hastings

    Travel blogger Michelle (@Mothergoodofficial) visited Hastings with her family on a blustery day in October. They took in the hilltop ruins of Hastings Castle, descended into the dark caves of Smugglers Adventure, then went underwater at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Heres's what she had to say.

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  • Michelham Priory in East Sussex, viewed across the lawns.
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    A visit to Michelham Priory

    Why not head for Michelham Priory, a grade I listed house, near Hailsham this autumn. Spend an hour or two meandering in the tranquil gardens and a take tour of the Elizabethan manor house which incorporates parts of the former medieval monastery. Surrounded by England’s longest water-filled moat, the priory was founded in 1229. It was visited by King Edward I, has been owned by both Thomas Cromwell and Anne of Cleves during its long history, and housed evacuees during World War II – if it's history you're after, come and get your fill.

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