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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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“english heritage”(221 reviews)
“king harold”(53 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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All reviews audio guide english heritage king harold re enactment information boards car park short film well worth a visit longer walk non members walled garden david starkey interesting place to visit gift shop free audio enjoyable visit entrance fee
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great walk round the grounds and the keep was interesting to walk around. Had a great Sunday here. Thank you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to battle abbey this week. Staff were friendly. Love wandering the grounds and reading the boards which fill you in on the history of each area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply one of the best historical places to visit. It is well set out and informative with an excellent visitors centre. You can walk and climb all over the attraction and stand where this amazing historical event happened. Make sure you use the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChrisB7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking around the town of battle I was told that the Abby hotel was good and it was several people in smiling friendly staff I asked for a cheese board and was not disappointed large pieces of cheese good selection about 10 different cheeses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nanhort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Battle Abbey is a great venue for an educational day out. The visitor centre gives a great overview of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The audio guide brings the battle to life as you walk around the battle field. A great day out for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick L
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The staff are a delight. I purchased a snowglobe and the man of whom served me checked the item before purchase. This is not usual these days. The staff all smile and take pride in their posts. A wonderful kept castle- lovely facilities. I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maree123900
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Although, I'm sure, it would be interesting on a rainy day because most of the attraction is outside and in some cases on grass a fine day such as we had shows it at its best. The portable audio commentary is well worth having as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Very entertaining day, we often visit but first time was there for this event. Lots to see, narrative throughout to explain history of the event. Good and drink and talks in the Abbey school.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debsph28
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We had brilliant weather, which is a must to visit this place. Very nice walking around and reading the history. Nice cafe and museum shop. Absolutely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trond W
Reviewed 3 November 2018

we visited the site with our english heritage membership which allowed us free entry & only a pound to park in the otherwise £3.50 car park. a very good historical site and well worth the visit, it offers good walks around the battlefield & grounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Bryan G | Reviewed this property |
My wife uses an electric wheelchair although on arrival they suggested that she used their all terrain buggy. She was able to get to the abbey and shop but not the battle site which follows a path through the woods and open... More