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1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Add 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield to your Itinerary

Tel: +44 01424 775705

Location:

Battle

High Street
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0AD

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze 2017

Visit the site of one of the most famous battles in England's history - the 1066 Battle of Hastings, and discover the fascinating story of events behind that historic date.

Explore the award-winning exhibition which brings alive the dramatic story of the Norman Conquest and its significance in the tumultuous history of England. End your day by relaxing in the cafe. The annual re-enactment of 1066 Battle of Hastings takes place every year during October. Days out worth talking about!

Battle Abbey Reviews (from Trip Advisor)

Average rating 4.5/5 from 1,000 plus reviews

  • Very interesting day out. Great features including getting an audio commentary all the way round, as a disabled person I found the track very easy to walk on. Shop was lovely and very reasonably priced. Learnt lots about the history of the event
    Jacky, 2017 - 5 stars
  • This is in the quaint town of battle which itself is worth a visit. Really interesting to hear about the history, I can remember learning about the 1066 battle of Hastings but really interesting to see where it took place. Lovely to spend time exploring the grounds and listening to the audio. It is a little over priced for non members which is my reason for not a 5 rating.
    Lorna, 2017 - 4 stars
  • Like most people, we knew the 1066 date and the arrow in the eye bit, but we learnt so much more on our visit here. Everything is well signed and there are information boards all around, and plenty of level paths. Would certainly recommend climbing the approx. 73 spiral stone steps up to the roof top view - not for the infirm or faint hearted, but well worth it once you got to the top! There is a coffee shop and a very good kids play area and the usual retail outlet and small plant sale. Would have given this the extra star if the rather pushy guy on the entrance desk had not tried quite so hard to flog us annual member ship to English Heritage.
    Bayley, 2017 - 4 stars
  • When we get there we straight away bought annual passes as our kids love castles and history. We were informed they were running a bug hunt activity, so we thought why not.... OMG was brilliant, we were in 10.30 group, about 9kids. Ellis was brilliant at capturing the kids imagination and added plenty of adult humour. My youngest has speech problems, but even he joined in and Ellis was very patient trying to understand him, as was Sam, who ran the creative activities afterwards. 
    Reine, 2017 - 5 stars
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