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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Great day out

Fantastic site, a must for all historians. Great walk around the battlefield, with interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bob H
Telford, United Kingdom
Well presented

a good day out, although a lot has been destroyed over time, what remains is very informative, I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Darren A
Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and discover the stories unfold, brought to life in the exhibition and in audio as you follow the footsteps of the Norman & Saxon soldiers. Watch the compelling film about the Norman invasion, then plan your own attack on the country's most famous battlefield. See the new wood carved sculpture trail around the battlefield, experience the stunning 360 views from the new rooftop viewing platforms, and take your time to explore the monastic ruins. For kids we now also have a new kids natural play area, and a fun kids trail. Make sure you experience the atmosphere for yourself.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic site, a must for all historians. Great walk around the battlefield, with interesting fact boards along the way.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed yesterday

a good day out, although a lot has been destroyed over time, what remains is very informative, I recommend walking the "battlefield", over time there have been a few locations, during our visit I discovered the Abbey building was started at a different location and...More

Thank Darren A
Reviewed yesterday

We (my husband and I) have been wanting to go since last year. We finally made it. There are two trail walks, one shorter and the other is through the gardens and battle fields ( which is longer) and we took the longer route. With...More

Thank GNiLi3P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An excellent day out and well worth joining EH for! The parking and access is good, dogs welcome in most of the site. Definitely take the audio tour and visit the visitors centre, although the presentations are probably aimed at younger visitors and don't go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since I learnt about "The Battle Of Hastings" in school, I'd always wanted to visit the site where the course of English history was changed forever. Very well preserved historical site. Excellent shop where friendly staff are very helpful. An audio device is available...More

Thank Paresh B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great park and historic site to visit being the site of the battle of Hastings from 1066. It was here that William the Conquerer became king. The site included the battlefield as well as the abbey founded soon after and then destroyed in 1538 during...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven through Battle past the abbey for years and never visited so thought I would set this straight. The grounds are huge and there are lots to see though some of it is just ruins now, its well sign posted and audio guides are...More

Thank Junglebiscuit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day here. Great staff, great for history and fantastic for children. Lots to do - explore, shop, learn and walk. I would recommend that the use of their audio explanation system is imperative. It contains tons of information excellently detailed, rich...More

Thank Andie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great play area and hands on museum. Lots of interesting things to see and explore. The abbey is quite spooky, would recommend on a dry day, although it rained hard intermittently when we went and we still had a great time. Staff were very friendly...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove our motorhome into Battle looking for a suitable car park and followed the signs. Found ourselves in a queue for a car park for the English Heritage Battle of Hastings field and abbey. No where to go but through the barrier! Discovered we...More

Thank Angela H
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Anna H
5 September 2017|
Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there Anna, the top half of the battlefield walk, comprising a shingle path, is accessible to pushchairs and takes around 40 minutes. The bottom half of the battlefield walk includes steps so may be more difficult to... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there, dogs on leads are allowed on site. With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not allowed in the gatehouse.
2 April 2017|
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Response from ste141 | Reviewed this property |
I've been a life member for quite a few years. I just paid them a one off fee and now I'm entitled to get into any English Heritage place for free for the rest of my life.