1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
Yes
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access

Mobility scooters available for loan. Wheelchair users should enter the site through the Gatehouse (please ring the bell), where they will be met by a member of staff.

Access around the site is via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes. There is a suggested route for visitors with limited mobility shown in the guidebook and site leaflet.

Entrance/Set Down
Yes, directly outside entrance.
Disabled Parking
Allocated spaces in car park.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Steps to enter most of the ruined abbey buildings. Access ramps to parts of the dormitory range.
Lift Access
Lift in visitor centre.
Seating and Rest Points
Rest points dotted across the site.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Gravel and grass pathways, with some steep gradients. The battlefield itself has very rough ground. This may be viewed from Lower Terrace.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Examples of weapons & chainmail in the visitor centre exhibition.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
The undercroft is dark.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Yes
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No. Audio tour available.
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No. Audio tour available.
Sensory Experiences
Examples of weapons & chainmail in the visitor centre exhibition.
Handling Objects
No
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
Yes
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Several ponds on site - with warning signs.
Trip Hazard
No Information Available
Sheer Drop
Yes - there are signs.
Slip Hazard
Grass areas are slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
The ground levels vary across the site - some places are quite gentle whilst there are some steeper sections in places. Access around site via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes
Steep Stairs
Gatehouse access to the exhibition is via steep and winding steps.
Beware of Traffic
There are vehicles accessing the private school within the grounds.
Uneven Ground
Yes, in certain places and on the battlefield itself.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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