Facilities at 1066 battle of hasting, abbey & battlefield

  • Parking

    Large car park near entrance. Charge £4.50, flat all day fee. While site and shop is open, visitors can buy car park exit tokens for £3.50, and members for £1.00.
  • Food And Drink


    Contemporary café open all year round selling sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks. Has both indoor and outdoor seating, and wonderful views of the historic gatehouse.

    See our Food and Drink page for more details of what we offer at 1066 Battle of Hastings and Battlefield.


  • Picnic Area

    Visitors are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the grounds. There is a picnic area with benches and tables.
  • Shop


    Large shop selling a wide range of English Heritage gifts, including medieval and 1066-themed souvenirs, food and drink, swords and helmets.

  • Toilets

    Male and female toilets, including facilities for people with limited mobility, are located at the visitor centre.
  • Dogs


    Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the site.

  • Museum


    A special exhibition at the gatehouse reveals the Abbey's role in the country's future, containing historic exhibits discovered at the Abbey and featuring a new multimedia guide. Stunning rooftop views can be enjoyed from the top of the gatehouse. 

  • Exhibition


    The exhibition '1066: the Battle for England' brings the background and impact of this renowned conflict vividly to life. Drawing a striking picture from the English and Norman sides of the years that led up to the conflict. 

    The short film in the exhibition provides the perfect introduction to your visit and tour, and we recommend you begin with this at the start of your visit. 

    Please see the Events page for information about family-focused guided tours and special events.

  • Gardens

    Large open areas with wide pathways and seating throughout the site. Relax in the Duchess of Cleveland's Walled Garden amongst wild flowers and fruit trees.
  • Audio Tours

    Audio tour included in admission price. This vividly describes and re-creates the sounds of the battle on the site where it took place. Uses 'interviews' with soldiers, monks and key figures of the time to re-tell the story. There is also a special children's version. We strongly recommend that all first time visitors make use of this guide as it's perfect to unlock the stories of the site and bring them to life.
  • Family Friendly


    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male and female toilets located at the visitor centre.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    Yes, please ask staff at the café.

    Children's Audio Tour


    Child Sized Portions

    Please ask staff at the café.

    High Chairs


    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of space on the battlefield to run around and explore. Our bespoke natural play area features slides, swings and themed play equipment to explore and clamber on, and benefits from being located next to the abbey cafe.

    Push Chairs Allowed

  • Education


    Family Learning

    Trail worksheet for kids and range of family friendly events (see the Events page for details).

    Interpretation for Children

    Special audio tour for children, as well as a Children's trail sheet around the site and battlefield. Programme of family-friendly events - see Events for details.

  • Please Be Aware


    Vehicles on site gaining access to the private school on the grounds. Please take care on wall walk.

  • International


    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    Alternative languages available (Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Spanish).

    Foreign Language Guide Books

    Museum guides are available in French, German and Dutch. Orientation maps are available in French and German.

  • Holiday Cottages

    South Lodge (sleeps 4).
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming


    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

    English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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