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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Fascinating important heritage - should be free for children.

Our family of 4 all enjoyed this and it explains brilliantly the Battle and the reason for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andy k
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beat my expectations!

This is well worth the £14 entrance fee which includes a very good audio tour that extends right... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jay M
Canterbury, 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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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 4 all enjoyed this and it explains brilliantly the Battle and the reason for the abbey. It is such a pity sites like this are now priced out of most family budgets. They should at least (given the historical significance) be free...More

Thank andy k
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth the £14 entrance fee which includes a very good audio tour that extends right across the old battlefield. You get a good walk, a good tour and the exhibition is good with spectacular views from atop the gatehouse. It is disappointing...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely had our exercise for the day walking the battlefield. Abbey is very impressive and well worth a visit. Dog friendly too. Car park at rear is only £1 for English Heritage members but very busy. Battle town is lovely

Thank jackrascal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed understanding the story of the battle of Hastings and understanding the why and how of both sides in the battle. Good audio tour - we took the longer walk around the battle field but there is a shorter more accessible one too. Great new...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fab day out here on holiday - the audio guide really makes the visit as it explains the historical significance - really great for children too. We did a great walk around the battlefield - which is kept interesting for children as...More

Thank jillyb188
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well situated in a small town with plenty of parking. You can walk the battlefield at your leisure and stop to read the historical signs at several locations. You can finish the long walk in about 35-45 minutes and the shorter in 25-30 minutes. There...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited recently for the first time with our step grandson aged 10. We experienced the facility in a new light. The new exhibitions in the tower are very child friendly. Our grandson was given an I-pad to enable him to learn more about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a day trip to Hastings and decided to head back home via Battle. Was only intending on a mooch and leg stretch but ended up paying to enter Battle Abbey and the Grounds where the 1066 Battle of Hastings took place. Beautiful area with...More

Thank thefitnesswanderers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for a visit during his birthday weekend, before setting off to a birthday lunch. We were not expecting the spontaneous decision to turn into such a lovely visit! The whole place is full of history and the walks themselves are...More

Thank Trish J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was expensive really for what it is but I was glad we visited as it is a must when in the area. Not sure what we missed by not doing the extra 40 minute walk around the battlefield as definitely saw what...More

Thank Holleboom1982
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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.
1 August 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds. They are not allowed in the gatehouse building unless they are assistance dogs. To take them somewhere to go off lead, we would suggest perhaps calling in at the Battle Great Wood... More
Sam G
16 March 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on leads only around the majority of the site, however cannot be taken inside the gatehouse, cafe or exhibition centre.