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Battle Abbey stands on the battlefield where the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, when invading Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons. The abbey was founded in 1070, but little of the original Norman building remains and most of what you see today dates from the 14th century.

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High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD
Telephone (01424) 775705
Admission £8
    Open 1 Jan–15 Feb Sat–Sun 10am–4pm; 16–20 Feb 10am–4pm daily; 21 Feb–29 Mar Sat–Sun 10am–4pm; 30 Mar–30 Sep 10am–6pm daily; 1 Oct–2 Nov 10am–5pm daily; 3 Nov–31 Dec Sat–Sun 10am–4pm

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  • Alex, 26 Jul 2016

    The battlefield is obviously just a field but is a lovely walk and helps contextualise the history

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  • Davide, 03 May 2016

    Nice to see but not much to do. I spent 1h there and was bored afterwards

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  • Carl, 06 Jan 2016

    Abbey built on the site of the Battle of Hastings by William the Conquerer as penance for the bloodshed. Run by English heritage.

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  • Elle, 19 Nov 2013

    KEANE TRAIL TIP: Keane were interviewed for 360 Sessions at Battle Abbey in 2012 where they performed several tracks from Strangeland.

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  • Devin, 25 Sep 2013

    Be sure to pick up the free audio tour but you can skip the movie in the visitor center as it covers the same information. And don't forget about the museum hidden upstairs in the gate house.

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  • Hreodgarcynn, 19 Sep 2013

    Historic, famously the place where the last early English King, Harold Godwinson was killed by the Normans at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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  • E, 06 Nov 2011

    Do the long work-it's worth the theatrics of being on the battlefield

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  • Sarah, 11 May 2011

    As a family we love the Abbey as a good trip out, lots of interactive fun for the boys and wide open spaces for them to let off steam as well. Fun to watch the re-enactments, can be loud and scary fo

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  • Mark, 03 Apr 2010

    Always wear googles to protect your eyes

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