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Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle

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Housing both an abbey and the battleground of the most famous battle in English history, Battle Abbey and Battlefield memorializes the fallen at the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Began under the orders of William the Conqueror after he wrested England from the Anglo-Saxons, the abbey hosts movies and CGI displays to explain this turning point in British history. In the Abbey, feel the pulse of history by standing where the last Anglo-Saxon ruler, King Harold, was slain. Outside, walk around the grounds of the actual site of the battle and use the audio guide to learn how it all unfolded. The official website has an activity pack to download filled with games and activities to engage the entire family. With our world travel planner, Battle attractions like Battle Abbey and Battlefield can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I visited here with my wife whilst in the area on holiday. We didn’t know what to expect, but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We started by doing the tour, and the guide (Robert) was superb. The tour...  more »
  • The battlefield audio guide is excellent. It may be a bit long for some people though. The Abbey itself is also amazing to look round, to see what medieval builders were able to do. Good...  more »
  • Always wanted to visit this place but its taken 65 yrs!! Very enjoyable half day spent there. Booked 1pm ticket and leisurely strolled around the grounds and abbey. I enjoyed the climb to the top of....  more »
  • Absolutely love our experience visiting this place! Lots to see and learn! It also has lovely play area for kids and will keep them occupied while you enjoying your meal. Good is good too! 👍🏻
  • Walking distance from the train station- 20 mins. Nice little stroll. Excellent commentary and audio guide for knowing the seeds of legacy of the monarchs of United Kingdom. It takes time - about an hour- but the walk around the site will give you an idea as to how it was during those days. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The exhibition is well displayed and informative. Kids will be excited by the interactive sessions. It did rain when we were walking around the grounds, no shelter - so better take a brolly. The exhibition upstairs is also very good but I guess it is under process of completing. Once fine, I'm sure it'll be great,!! In the earlier visit, we did see the enactment of the Battle of Hastings each side representing King Harold and King William - that was a while ago!! But the visit itself was very good, and kids, I'm sure, will enjoy who are interested to know the history as well the foundations of the Kingdom's monarchs.
  • Lovely day out! Loads to see. Brilliant atmosphere. Great to get a chance to walk around the ruins and then to the roof top for some amazing views! Great part of our English Heritage ❤️❤️
  • Brilliant day out had by all including our border collie, whom had access to all. Thought provoking, educational and something for all. Would highly recommend if this is of interest... Although a lot of outdoors, and walking on uneven terrain, if walking around the battle field- but can take a shorter paved route, weather may effect how you feel? We had a nice warm day. Clean, staff polite and helpful and plenty of parking. Battle overall a nice picturesque, historical place to visit! Would go again...
  • We stopped off here on the way home from our holiday. We visited hasting Castle first and heard a bit about the battle. So to visit this after was good and what an amazing place this is. We did the audio tour which I would recommend. There is the battlefield walk you can do but we didn't.

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