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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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What an experience! We really loved visiting this ancient place. The only hiccup was that one of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint-Just-Luzac, France
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As we were on holiday near Hastings we thought it would be a shame not to visit here. The price was... read more

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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and discover the stories unfold, brought to life in the exhibition and in audio as you follow the footsteps of the Norman & Saxon soldiers. Watch the compelling film about the Norman invasion, then plan your own attack on the country's most famous battlefield. See the new wood carved sculpture trail around the battlefield, experience the stunning 360 views from the new rooftop viewing platforms, and take your time to explore the monastic ruins. For kids we now also have a new kids natural play area, and a fun kids trail. Make sure you experience the atmosphere for yourself.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an experience! We really loved visiting this ancient place. The only hiccup was that one of the guides referred to William the Conqueror as French, but he wasn't, he was Norman. A man from the north - nor-man. They had settled in Normandy, now...More

Thank Rochebonnechateau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were on holiday near Hastings we thought it would be a shame not to visit here. The price was ok and what you would expect to pay. We paid £11.20 each and £3.50 for the car park next door. Visiting on a beautiful...More

Thank salsal36
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Bayleywillow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to walk around and a piece of history we all learnt in our school days. A must if in Battle. A lovely cafe and we had a cream tea which was scrummy. After your visit the town is very close as it in the...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating to walk around the famous battle field and experience important piece of English history. The talking guides you can take around are good. Abbey is largely ruins, but still interesting slice of history. Small playground for the kids. So well worth a visit, although...More

Thank DrDAEC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may not have actually taken place in Hastings, but it's the battle we all learned about in school. This is the place to see firsthand where modern England was forged -- in the quaint village of Battle. Battle Abbey was erected by William the...More

Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit. We were camping in saddlescombe and walked to battle. Friendly and welcoming staff. Our children enjoyed the history as much as we did. The grounds are well kept.

Thank Pkfrost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good day for a walk. Set amid well tended leafy grounds, the abbey looks out across the fields where the English and Norman armies fought the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Thank Saintfreethrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit to the site. The less mobile can use motorised carts. The audio guide brings the Battle to life. Thought the shop was overpriced...£3.50 for a fridge magnet. Recommend the Chequers Inn around the corner for a decent meal.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are english heritage members and hadn't visited for a very long time and so glad we did as it had changed so much. On arrival the carpark is 1 pound for members but unsure how much non members was. We had an audio guide...More

Thank claireadixon
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Hi is there student discount please? £9 is far too much for me and really would like to visit. Thanks
2 April 2017|
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Response from ste141 | Reviewed this property |
I've been a life member for quite a few years. I just paid them a one off fee and now I'm entitled to get into any English Heritage place for free for the rest of my life.
Is there anywhere in the grounds where dogs are permitted off lead? After a long journey it's only right that they get to stretch their legs.
1 August 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds. They are not allowed in the gatehouse building unless they are assistance dogs. To take them somewhere to go off lead, we would suggest perhaps calling in at the Battle Great Wood... More
Sam G
Are dogs on leads allowed here?
17 March 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on leads only around the majority of the site, however cannot be taken inside the gatehouse, cafe or exhibition centre.