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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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A step back in time.

Visited here last October but didn't get to do the battlefield walk, which we did this time. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BargeeGirl
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
The most famous battle site in English history

I grew up in Hastings and had learnt all about the famous battle of 1066 including the tapestries... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lisamh736
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Darlington, 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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here last October but didn't get to do the battlefield walk, which we did this time. The sculptures are great and add to the ethos of the area. The abbey ruins are lovely to wander through and think about the monks who lived there....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I grew up in Hastings and had learnt all about the famous battle of 1066 including the tapestries and had seen the replicas that used adorn the town hall, and I guess took the famous “ 1066 country” for granted and never once went to...More

Thank lisamh736
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place really does justice to its iconic status. There is so much here for all ages - a signposted walk round the battlefield itself (30-40 minute stroll) with tasteful wooden statues. Great indoor exhibition, again geared to all ages with weaponry, a short film...More

Thank Olwen S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For a memorable friends & family day out in Sussex, let's visit Battle Abbey half-day tour. Open 10.00 AM - 16.00 PM everyday. Ticket = £11.20 (Adult) Explore the award-winning exhibition that brings dramatic story of Norman Conquest and significance in history of England, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful, historic place. Atmospheric and picturesque. English Heritage maintained and well laid out walks for able and less mobile. Cafe with museum and media room. Very good film show that we found very informative, it is a must see. Excellent views over the...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit. There is a wonderful atmosphere around the Abbey and the information supplied helps to fill in all those gaps in one's knowledge of the Battle of Hastings.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the battle field. Beware this is quite expensive if you aren’t a national heritage member (and the car park fee on top!) Overall though was pretty amazing to walk round the field with placards explaining the battle. We took our 9 month old in...More

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you use the car park, the charge is £4.50 - and if you pay the very expensive entrance fees the car park charge only drops by £1. Due to the expensive fees we did not enter the attraction - circa £36 for 3 adults,...More

Thank daypm2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visit we are a member of British heritage get in and cheap car park. Ground worth exploring we had our dog on lead and he is welcomed. Nice to see so many people walking around in April. Explored grounds - shame cant go to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the founding place for England / the UK being created with clear , logical signage that is informative for all ages. Then we went into the cafe and all the staff there were friendly & welcoming to us both AND the dog. THe...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
4 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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Robynm95
1 April 2017|
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Response from ste141 | Reviewed this property |
I've been a life member for quite a few years. I just paid them a one off fee and now I'm entitled to get into any English Heritage place for free for the rest of my life.
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