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.
Easter Adventure Quest
Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014
Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Battle Abbey. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.
Sat 24 May - Sun 1 Jun 2014
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?
Camelias and Croquet
Sat 21 and Sun 22 Jun 2014
Experience the more genteel side of Battle Abbey’s history. Meet with Victorian visitors and play vintage croquet or a garden game. Discover the story of Battle's bees, and indulge in an afternoon tea.
Prices and opening times
High Street, Battle, East Sussex - TN33 0AD
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