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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Fantastic history lesson

thanks to the volunteer guide this,wad well worth the entry fee. Spent 3 hours there learning about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anne B
via mobile
Really enjoyable.

We were lucky with the weather, but the experience of visiting the site of the battle was great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AngloNorse
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Oxford, 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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  • Average6%
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“english heritage” (211 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

thanks to the volunteer guide this,wad well worth the entry fee. Spent 3 hours there learning about the battle if Hastings. Dog friendly too

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky with the weather, but the experience of visiting the site of the battle was great, although the actual battlefield itself has been re-landscaped over the years. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank AngloNorse
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the Abbey and battlefield while on holiday in the area. Good size car park where you can leave your car all day for £3.50 if visiting the Abbey. The staff at the entrance where very helpful and give you lots of information. We...More

Thank Kazcat14
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Reviewed 5 days ago

14/08/18. Visited today with the kids and my dogs. At the entrance you can opt for an audio pad which explains in detail through dramatic reconstruction as the 1066 battle of Hasting unfolds. At certain areas around the site are information boards which are numbered,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited whilst in the area, having visited whales every year I feel the entrance fee is very expensive for this location, male staff member seemed very difficult to deal with and demanded to see multiple confirmations of English heritage proof, dident find the location "anything...More

Thank Copperpot_uk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to soak up the history. Take the walk right around the battle sight and pause for photographs at the pond. Don't forget to climb to the roof and view the sights from there

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now this is what history should be like! We all had an amazing day (yes full day) here. Me and two children ages 14 and 10 who don’t ‘do’ museums they said. Yes, well, now they know differently! A beautiful site with well thought out...More

Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge place full of history, enjoyable for all ages. We started with the movie which was educating and fun. We then had a lovely walk on the battle field using our audioguides to learn how the battle evolved over the day. After that, there...More

Thank knoeimeisje
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the battlefield was an educational and enjoyable time for me and my daughter. We knew a bit of the history and found the plaques informative. The carved statues throughout the battle site were well oriented and added to the experience. We loved dodging the...More

Thank Tanis S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A large car park and if you are a member of English Heritage you only pay a pound. At the visitor entrance there is a bell for the disabled visitor and member of the team will let you into the side entrance. A very helpful...More

Thank Edward J
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pauline0d0nnell
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
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Anna H
5 September 2017|
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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
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pekem0m
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.
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