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Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle

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Battlefield
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. Before you head to Battle, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Battle holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Battle has to offer, including Battle Abbey and Battlefield.
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  • Excellent day out with grand children, interesting for young and older people alike. Plenty to do and see  more »
  • Our daughter is about to do a topic on the Normans at school so we thought a trip to Battle would be helpful. She was hooked from the moment she walked into the grounds. Normally she isn't a fan of th...  more »
  • A really good, fun-filled day out had by all. Lots to see and a lovely walk along the battlefield. Beautiful buildings and well maintained grounds. Bonus, the education centre (although tucked away) n...  more »
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  • Great EH property, unfortunately car park full but the overflow council carpark in the middle of town was free. Was a short walk as abbey top of the high street. Good cafe, kids exhibition telling the story and play park. You can walk round the famous 1066 battlefield and part of the walls and go up a tower for good views. You can borrow audio guides for all the family. Worth visiting
  • A great few hours out. Historic, fun and not too....stuffy... Good for kids and adults alike. A lovely walk around the battlefield.
  • Went to the 1066 reenactment. Had a really good time. Whole family enjoyed it. Look forward to visiting again on a normal day.
  • An interesting and pleasant place to visit. Lovely grounds good food facilities snd lovely grounds. Very good value if you are an English Heritage Visitor.
  • This was a nice place. Anyone into history and wanting to know how the normans came and conquered, you will be satisfied here. There is plenty of good explanation via a free audio guide which provides simple and clear context. We had a really enjoyable afternoon here, despite the poor english weather.