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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting lots to see and a lovely gentle walk around with the kids and doggy. Found it very interesting and the cafe was lovely and stocked a good selection of drinks and snacks. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We have been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D5343PMdonnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original Abbey built by William the Conqueror to atone for the large number of men killed in the Battle of Hastings. Reputed to be on actual site. As much information about life in the Abbey as the Battle.The Abbey buildings were added to over many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosshenson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with the girlfriend and visited on an absolutely freezing day but immensely enjoyed our tour of the famous battle of Hastings. Very informative, somewhat interactive and will definitely be back in the summer with the kids... The audio guide was great and informative,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robbiebouf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place which everyone should visit! It is amazing to walk round the site and field where the famous battle took place. The free audio guide was very informative. Friendly staff too. Well worth visiting

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertchurchill
Reviewed 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 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 6 January 2019

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 4 January 2019

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 30 December 2018

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
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Emma T
19 August 2018|
Response from Saker1975 | Reviewed this property |
4 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
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