1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Where England's history changed forever Explore the monastic abbey ruins Get hands-on in our indoor exhibition

For a memorable family day out in Sussex explore Battle Abbey and Battlefield, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Discover more about the most famous date in English history while walking in the steps of King Harold and William the Conqueror.

An engaging visitor centre features CGI film and interactive displays that tell the story of the great battle and paint a vivid picture of England at the time of the conquest. The audio tour as you walk the battlefield brings the momentous day to life which changed England’s history forever.

Explore the atmospheric abbey ruins and stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died. We also have a museum, as well as the chance to pause for lunch in our modern café.

With so much to see and do, and fun events throughout the year, it isn’t surprising this remains one of the most popular visitor attractions in the South East. A place in history you cannot afford not to visit.

Please note - Access to the battlefield walk is temporarily closed due to recent wet weather. All other parts of the site including the exhibition, abbey ruins, and the terrace with views across the historic battlefield remain fully open.

Don't Miss

  • The dramatic introductory film bringing the story of the battle to life
  • The audio guide of the battlefield and abbey - an absolute must!
  • Warm and tasty food with locally sourced produce in our cafe
  • Get clue cracking at our Easter Adventure Quest on 3-6 April

Events At 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

    It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward.

  • Squire School

    Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015

    Put your skills with sword and shield to the test in this fun challenge for kids. A knighthood awaits the brave and noble who complete a series of tasks set by the King. Have you got what it takes to make it through Squire School?

Prices and opening times


High Street, Battle, East Sussex - TN33 0AD (Directions)


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