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?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

    Book tickets

    Booking FAQs

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    We’re still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’ll be carrying out extra cleaning, using screens and wearing face coverings, and making hand sanitiser available for everyone to use.

    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?

    You may still see many of our staff continue to choose to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and you may wish to do the same.

  • Do I need a Covid Pass?

    No, you don’t need a COVID Pass to visit. Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate. We’ll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we’ll update this page to let you know.

  • 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.

    Please Note - If you have booked an advance ticket to visit Battle Abbey, your booking is for the site/event only and does not include a car parking space. You will still need to 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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