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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Worth joining English Heritage for.

An excellent day out and well worth joining EH for! The parking and access is good, dogs welcome in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Fantastic Historical Site

Ever since I learnt about "The Battle Of Hastings" in school, I'd always wanted to visit the site... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paresh B
Croydon, United Kingdom
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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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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An excellent day out and well worth joining EH for! The parking and access is good, dogs welcome in most of the site. Definitely take the audio tour and visit the visitors centre, although the presentations are probably aimed at younger visitors and don't go...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Ever since I learnt about "The Battle Of Hastings" in school, I'd always wanted to visit the site where the course of English history was changed forever. Very well preserved historical site. Excellent shop where friendly staff are very helpful. An audio device is available...More

Thank Paresh B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great park and historic site to visit being the site of the battle of Hastings from 1066. It was here that William the Conquerer became king. The site included the battlefield as well as the abbey founded soon after and then destroyed in 1538 during...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've driven through Battle past the abbey for years and never visited so thought I would set this straight. The grounds are huge and there are lots to see though some of it is just ruins now, its well sign posted and audio guides are...More

Thank Junglebiscuit
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing day here. Great staff, great for history and fantastic for children. Lots to do - explore, shop, learn and walk. I would recommend that the use of their audio explanation system is imperative. It contains tons of information excellently detailed, rich...More

Thank Andie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great play area and hands on museum. Lots of interesting things to see and explore. The abbey is quite spooky, would recommend on a dry day, although it rained hard intermittently when we went and we still had a great time. Staff were very friendly...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove our motorhome into Battle looking for a suitable car park and followed the signs. Found ourselves in a queue for a car park for the English Heritage Battle of Hastings field and abbey. No where to go but through the barrier! Discovered we...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the full battlefield route which takes about half an hour or so. The information given on the boards and the audio guides gives you a great insight in to how the battle unfolded. You are free to walk about the Abbey Grounds. A...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The day started off great weather fine and sunny did the tour of the Abbey grounds and ruins paid our respects to Alfred at the spot where he was supposed to have died. Then did a tour of the school which can only do in...More

Thank Badgersbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit, we took our dogs and thoroughly enjoyed walking the battle fields . There ruins of the Abbey and the gatehouse were interesting to explore. Cafe and toilets on site and shop .

Thank Suefis
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Anna H
5 September 2017|
Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there Anna, the top half of the battlefield walk, comprising a shingle path, is accessible to pushchairs and takes around 40 minutes. The bottom half of the battlefield walk includes steps so may be more difficult to... More
5 September 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there, dogs on leads are allowed on site. With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not allowed in the gatehouse.
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.