Plan Your Visit

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

    Book tickets

    Booking FAQs

  • What changes have you made to your facilities?
    • Abbey Shop - The Abbey shop will be open, with a one way system in place.
    • Abbey Cafe - The cafe will be open with outdoor seating only.
    • Playground - The play area is open. 
    • Toilets – Toilets will be available as usual. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site. 

    Plan your Visit

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

  • Is there somewhere to park my car?

    Yes - There is a large car park near the Abbey Gatehouse. Parking is free of charge for English Heritage members – please display your Member's car sticker. Parking charges apply to non-members. The fee is £4.00 for all day parking. You can buy a ticket from the machine at the car park or from our admissions point.

     

An old map that can be seen at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin

Directions

Go to our Directions page and plan your journey to the Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield by car or public transport.

You will find parking information, post code for sat nav, and our address at the bottom of the page.

Facilities

Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, as well as other useful information.

 

 

Access

Look up Access information for your visit. We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding:

  • Mobility/Older Visitors
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Culinary/Dietary
  • Health and Safety

Group Visits

Find out what you need to know for Group Visits.

Look up what discounts there are for groups, as well as how to book your group visit, and see information about tours that may be available.

 

 

Frothy coffee in English Heritage's tearoom

Food and Drink

Find out what food and drink we offer at 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield.

Relax for a light lunch or afternoon tea in the delightful surroundings of Battle Abbey Café.

We use many seasonal ingredients from our own Walled Garden.

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