1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield Facilities

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    Large car park near entrance. Charge £4.50, flat all day fee. While site and shop is open, visitors can buy car park exit tokens for £3.50, and members for £1.00.

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    Food and Drink

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    Contemporary café open all year round selling sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks. Has both indoor and outdoor seating, and wonderful views of the historic gatehouse.

    See our Food and Drink page for more details of what we offer at 1066 Battle of Hastings and Battlefield.

     

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    Picnic Area

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    Visitors are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the grounds. There is a picnic area with benches and tables.

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    Shop

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    Large shop selling a wide range of English Heritage gifts, including medieval-themed souvenirs, food and drink, swords, helmets and children's dress up costume items.

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    Toilets

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    Male and female toilets, including facilities for people with limited mobility, are located at the visitor centre. Baby changing facilities are available.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are permitted everywhere on site except for the visitor centre cafe. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

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    Exhibition

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    The exhibition '1066: the Battle for England' brings the background and impact of this renowned conflict vividly to life. Drawing a striking picture from the English and Norman sides of the years that led up to the conflict.

    The short film in the exhibition provides the perfect introduction to your visit and tour, and we recommend you begin with this at the start of your visit.

    A special exhibition at the gatehouse reveals the Abbey's role in the country's future, containing historic exhibits discovered at the Abbey and featuring a new multimedia guide. Stunning rooftop views can be enjoyed from the top of the gatehouse.

    Please see the Events page for information about family-focused guided tours and special events.

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    Gardens

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    Large open areas with wide pathways and seating throughout the site. Relax in the Duchess of Cleveland's Walled Garden amongst wild flowers and fruit trees.

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    Audio Tours

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    Audio tour included in admission price. This vividly describes and re-creates the sounds of the battle on the site where it took place. Uses 'interviews' with soldiers, monks and key figures of the time to re-tell the story. There is also a special children's version. We strongly recommend that all first time visitors make use of this guide as it's perfect to unlock the stories of the site and bring them to life.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male and female toilets located at the visitor centre.

    Bottle/Food Warming

    Yes, please ask staff at the café.

    Children's Audio Tour

    Yes

    Child Sized Portions

    Please ask staff at the café.

    Highchairs

    Yes

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Plenty of space to run around and explore. A new natural play area for children under the trees adjacent to the cafe.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes

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    Family Learning

    Trail worksheet for kids and range of family friendly events (see the Events page for details).

    Interpretation for Children

    Special audio tour for children, as well as a Children's trail sheet around the site and battlefield. Programme of family-friendly events - see Events for details.

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    Vehicles on site gaining access to the private school on the grounds. Please take care on wall walk.

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    International

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    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    Alternative languages available (Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Spanish).

    Foreign Language Guidebooks

    Museum guides are available in French, German and Dutch. Orientation maps are available in French and German.

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    Holiday Cottages

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    South Lodge (sleeps 4).

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD
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