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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Plan your attack on the abbey and battlefield Grow kids' imaginations | Battle Tactics 4 - 31 August Battle Abbey: Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings Witness the Battle of Hastings | 11 - 12 October
 
 

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.

This summer, we will also be offering tours of the Beggars Hall and Dining Hall in the private school buildings within the Abbey. These tours cannot be pre-booked and are available to visitors on a first come first serve basis each day from 4-31 August at 11am and 2pm.

Don't Miss

  • Summer guided tours of the school building (see above)
  • The perfect summer solution for kids - Bows Arrows & Battle Tactics
  • The first season's fruit in the Duchess of Cleveland's Walled Garden
  • Our stylish café and terrace with tasty summer drinks and local food

Events At 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

  • Bows, Arrows and Battle Tactics

    Mon 18 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

    Steel yourself for action as a Norman or Saxon soldier this summer. Step forward and join the ranks of the Norman and Saxon armies. Practice your skills in the field with archery, sword, shield and spear, and pick a side for the Kids’ Battle of Hastings!

  • 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.

  • Spooky Abbey

    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

    Tiptoe through the Abbey on a spooky ghost tour family adventure to uncover the sinister secrets of the haunting ruins. See if you can scare us enough to win a prize by coming in the best kid’s Halloween costume.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

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