1066 Battle of hastings, Abbey & Battlefield Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

 

Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Wheelchair Access
Mobility scooters available for loan. Wheelchair users should enter the site through the Gatehouse (please ring the bell), where they will be met by a member of staff. Access around the site is via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes. There is a suggested route for visitors with limited mobility shown in the guidebook and site leaflet.
Entrance / Set Down
Yes, directly outside entrance.
Disabled Parking
Allocated spaces in car park.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Steps to enter most of the ruined abbey buildings. Access ramps to parts of the dormitory range.
Lift Access
Lift in visitor centre.
Seating And Restpoints
Rest points dotted across the site.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Gravel and grass pathways, with some steep gradients. The battlefield itself has very rough ground. This may be viewed from Lower Terrace.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Examples of weapons & chainmail in the visitor centre exhibition.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
Yes
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
The undercroft is dark.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowl only.
Induction Loops
Yes
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Examples of weapons & chainmail in the visitor centre exhibition.
Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No. Audio tour available.
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
Several ponds on site - with warning signs.
Sheer Drop
Yes - there are signs.
Slip Hazard
Grass areas are slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
The ground levels vary across the site - some places are quite gentle whilst there are some steeper sections in places. Access around site via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes
Steep Stairs
Gatehouse access to the exhibition is via steep and winding steps.
Beware Of Traffic
There are vehicles accessing the private school within the grounds.
Uneven Ground
Yes, in certain places and on the battlefield itself.

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