1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Plan your attack on the abbey and battlefield "Witness Knights' Tournament | 2-3 August Battle Abbey: Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings Let the kids' imaginations run wild

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.

Don't Miss

  • Choose your champion at Knights' Tournament on Sat 2 - Sun 3 August
  • Step into the landscape of the Battle of Hastings and hear it brought to life
  • Relax in the newly restored Duchess of Cleveland's Walled Garden
  • Visit our stylish café and terrace with tasty summer drinks and local food

Events At 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

  • Knights' Tournament

    Sat 2 & Sun 3 Aug 2014

    Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded, archery skills tested and helmets battered. Soak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments and laugh out loud at our silly jesters.

  • Bows, Arrows and Battle Tactics

    Mon 4 - Sun 17 Aug 2014

    Lance steady. Visor down. Transform yourself into a noble knight at our Medieval Knight School. Learn sword skills, dance and etiquette of the 15th century.

  • Battle of Hastings

    Sat 11 & Sun 12 Oct 2014

    Re-live the atmosphere and tension as over 400 soldiers clash in the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Witness the action of the battle and immerse yourself in the living history of medieval life. An action packed and entertaining event for all the family.

Prices and opening times


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


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