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Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle
Categories: Battlefields, Tourist Spots
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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So enjoyed our visit to the Abbey. The discovery centre is brilliant with the armour you can try out and an interactive floor board to decide where your sympathy lies - Harold or Willliam. We couldn't... read more »
Fantastic day out for everyone. Loved the re-enactment. Great falconry display and lots of variety of food and beverages. Atmosphere was chilled.
A beautiful piece of history but a bit pricey especially once you've had a cup of tea and visited the gift shop. Worth a visit and the museum and video were good. The playground for the kids is a nice... read more »
Lucas van Middendorp
It was a great visit, the movie about the battle was quite educational and the presentation of the historical objects was interesting. If your are looking for english history: this is the place you must be.
Even with part of the museum exhibit closed we still had a great visit. The field walk with audio tour was very effective at immersing you into the history of the battle. Highly recommend a visit
Lots of information boards and a free audio guide that is very good. The facilities are good and further improvements are underway.
Magnificent! Breathtaking, an historic masterpiece!
Very helpful staff and a great place to visit with lots of historical buildings dotted around the site. Service in the cafe was a little slow though.
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