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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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“english heritage”(216 reviews)
“king harold”(52 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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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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All reviewsaudio guideenglish heritageking haroldre enactmentinformation boardscar parkshort filmwell worth a visitlonger walknon memberswalled gardendavid starkeyfree audiogreat visitinteresting visitentry feeinteresting place
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Reviewed today

Well you can transport yourself back to the battle and see what went on there take pictures, have a drink then go to the toilet. as your in the town so plenty of eating places

Thank Bobby916
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very informative experience, you are supplied with a listening device, which provides an excellent narration , whilst you walk around the battlefield. The little museum with a cinema experience was also good. Entry and exit is via the obligatory gift shop. Overall if you...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Part of the abbey still standing forms the grand frontage leading to an info desk and of course the trinket store. The main attraction is that part of Senlac hill where the battle was fought. Good interpretive boards mark the various trails, clear signposts, but...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see, get the audio tour it brings the whole site to life with the history of the battles,the buildings and the people, there is also a visitor centre with a video, and a restaurant and a shop, the food and drink is good...More

Thank andrewboulden
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Visit to the battle of Hastings battlefield together with Battle abbey is a terrific activity for the whole family. Run by The National Trust its ideal for all ages and they provide scooters for the physically challenged. The visitors center is outstanding with excellent...More

Thank maxin636
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to Battle as a late thought of what to do on a Sunday. Arrived in the village lunch time and not a lot open. I think Sunday in September is low season for visitors. Saw the Abbey and decided to visit. With the car...More

Thank RupertBear77
Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio tour helped us visualized how the battle evolved and provided great historical detail. It was nice to have the option to walk the long route or a shorter route. We had purchased an English Heritage overseas pass, so we were received as members....More

1  Thank Travel643070
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't know what people expect! Yes, it's a field, but it's almost 1000 years ago, so things have changed a little. We spent about 5 hours plus taking in the whole experience and doing the longer walk bit, visitor centre, abbey buildings, gatehouse. I was...More

Thank pamstrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the whole experience. The pressure to join national heritage when u walk in and again when paying asking if u want to aid £1 gift aid and £5 for audio tour when it’s already expensive entrance fee and looking shocked when u...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, let's face it, it's a field and it's very hard to visualise a battle being fought there (if it actually was) but they've done well with the site. The displays are good, climbing the gatehouse is fun the battle displays and AV are great...More

Thank 1BristolPete
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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