17/09/2021THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS RETURNS
- Historic re-enactment to take place Saturday 9 – Sunday 10th October 2021 at Battle Abbey in Sussex
- Hundreds of reenactors will recreate legendary conflict on the very spot where King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066
- Tickets NOW on sale, book here.
Tickets are now on sale for the one and only Battle of Hastings re-enactment, returning by popular demand after a hiatus in 2020.
Taking place on the 9th & 10th of October and on the very spot where King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066, hundreds of reenactors will recreate the drama and intensity of this legendary conflict, which decided the fate of England almost a thousand years ago.
The iconic event was unable to take place last year due to coronavirus restrictions, but now is able to return and take visitors back in time to the fateful day in October which changed the course of English History. Visitors will be able to adventure into the encampments of the armies on either side of the historic battlefield, and come up close and personal with Saxon and Norman soldiers and see first-hand the intricacies of their weapons and the weight of their armour. Discover the clothes they wore and what they food they ate, and watch them practice their 11th century skills and craftsmanship.
There will also be falconers and their majestic birds of prey, and the chance to wander down the medieval market and rummage through historical delights for a very special souvenir. Plus with storytelling, have-a-go-archery, and sword school for kids, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
And then the big moment itself, the gripping battle will unfold, as Norman and Saxon armies clash - with hundreds of brave soldiers bringing the legendary story of 1066 to life.
Events Manager English Heritage, Rebecca Hornby said:
“The Battle of Hastings has always been one of the biggest events in English Heritage’s calendar with hundreds of reenactors bringing this incredible battle and moment in time to life. It is also a hugely iconic event in Sussex, and among Sussex locals as well as those who travel up and down the country every year to be part of it. We were disappointed to be unable to host it on the same scale last year, but now we are even more excited for this year’s event!”
Admission to The Battle of Hastings is in addition to the standard admission ticket price and there is a small cost for members.
Tickets are now on sale, and advance online booking is recommended for the best price and guaranteed entry.