1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

D-Day Connections at Battle Abbey

This June, we're commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a new exhibition 'D-Day Connections'.

The exhibition tells the stories of a handful of the thousands of men who passed through Battle Abbey when it was used as part of a major south coast operation to train troops for the Battle of Normandy.

See the exhibits across the site, on display until 30 June.

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Escape the traffic and travel to 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. Show your bus or train ticket, or bike helmet, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Price: £5.50

 Battle Abbey Timeline

14 October 1066Battle of Hastings

After a bloody battle lasting over nine hours from dawn until dusk, William of Normandy defeats King Harold of England on a battlefield 8 miles from Hastings.

Find out more about the Battle of Hastings

25 December 1066A New King

William is crowned King of England at Westminster.

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