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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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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...more
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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 david starkey walled garden interesting place to visit gift shop free audio enjoyable visit entrance fee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Battle Abbey and the Battlefield on a coldish January day, luckily it was dry. It was a pleasant walk and day. My children, like most children are doing 1066 at school, therefore no more appropriate place to visit. Took a picnic which was pleasant,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ade1905
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience to tread on the actual ground where some 14,000 combined English soldiers under King Harold and a multinational force of soldiers under then Duke William of Normandy (later the Conqueror) met at that decisive Battle in 1066 that ended Saxon rule...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank govind2305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Battle Abbey and Battlefield are an interesting outing if you are in the area. Probably not worthwhile travelling a long way just for this though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle_DD15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More could be done with this. Perhaps with maps showing where the formations moved over the hill during the day, where William was, where Harold was estimated to be, some models with the dress/clothes of the day, the Doomsday pages showing the population of Senlac...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CharlieNorthLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, well organised grounds and helpful staff. We really enjoyed the experience. It's at the end of the historic town, which is also worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterjuskiw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off Battle High Street lies the entrance to one of England's most iconic landmarks. You can chose to take a short or longer walk round the site, ending at the site of the abbey where King Harold was killed in the final stages of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people think the battle of Hastings was fought on the beaches. The Normans under King Harold had set up on the high ground in front of Battle Abbey. King William the conqueror brought his tired Saxon army off the beaches and up the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 10 December 2018 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 S3462KRjamesg
Reviewed 9 December 2018 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 4 December 2018

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
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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