1066 Battlefield Reenactors on hilltop

Norman Castles and Abbeys

See some of the best-preserved Norman architecture in England at English Heritage castles and abbeys. Explore the interactive map below, and click on the pins to find out more about Norman castles, abbeys and other important sites.

Explore the map to discover England's Norman heritage

 Place(s) To Visit

Get Involved

Join us in 2016 as we bring back to life the events of 1066. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, share your favourite Norman sites, and find out what events are taking place near you to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

  • Saxon re-enactor

    The Normans Are Coming

    Throughout 2016, we'll be live-tweeting from eight different Twitter channels, each representing different levels of society at the time of the Norman Conquest. Follow, share and take part using the hashtag #1066.

  • Peveril Castle

    Norman Walks

    Enjoy a walk at one of our Norman sites across the country. To celebrate this special year, we've picked out some of our favourites for you to enjoy with family and friends.

  • Picture of re-enactors acting out the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

    1066 and the Norman Conquest

    950 years after the Battle of Hastings, visit our Normans Hub to find out about the battle itself, learn more about the events of 1066, and discover Norman influences on English architecture and culture.

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