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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Address: High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1424 775705
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and...

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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A surprising well planned activity

Planning for visitors who want to see a field where an important battle took place is always going to be a difficult task, but the planners have done quite well here. The route... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mzee-Iain
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Planning for visitors who want to see a field where an important battle took place is always going to be a difficult task, but the planners have done quite well here. The route that visitors take to walk around the battle field has information boards and audio points which provide interesting information about different aspects of the Anglo-Saxon and the... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely and important stop on the 1066 history trail of southern England. It was a pretty chilly and rainy day, but the abbey and grounds were still pretty. The history of the place is well presented, and is very impressive to see the landscape unchanged.

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Thank egavaghan
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only the outline remains of the abbey built on the spot where King Harold died, but there are extensive ruins of associated buildings which make for interesting exploration. The Visitors' Centre has very good displays and a short film which give a great insight into the history and events associated with the site and the pathway around the site has... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One minute into the shop and we had received 3 sales pitches, none welcomed. No useful briefing from the staff. Not a good welcome. Go to the visitor centre and watch the film, it explains the 1066 story well. Don't bother with the audio guide as it just repeats everything you've learnt in the visitor centre. The walk around the... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a remarkable Abbey and it's very well preserved and looked after. It is highly valued locally and nationally and is well loved. The special events in my opinion are over crowded but day to day we are able to wonder around freely. The space is large enough for children to feel and run free and the fields around... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the kids yesterday and we all had a great time plenty to keep them occupied and to get them interested. All the interactive displays etc. The climb to the rooftop was well worth it the views over battle were very good. The cafe and play area were very good too.

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Thank Phil E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend a visit - it was far better than I expected, far more interesting. And far more to do. Also, the staff are fantastic, very helpful and very knowledgeable.

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Franklin, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to see this place at the recent 950th reenactment, and it was better than ever. I'd never had the chance to go upstairs, and just cannot say enough good things to staff and the folks who put on the reenactment. This was my first trip, and I will be back. Thanks so much!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tthe stall holders were the first thing we saw when we came in, and so a 'wee bit' of a distraction!! Alot of money later (!) we came to the Norman encampment. Lovely to hear so many different languages being spoken from English to French, German Australian Canadian Polish and Flemish to name but a few of the reenactors we... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to be,especially in 2016 and especially if one likes one's history. The semi-ruined Abbey is free to enter for English heritage members ,which I am. I was there specifically to experience the re-enactment of said battle on the occasion of it's 950 years anniversary. The Abbey & grounds are well laid out,in very good state of... More 

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