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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Address: High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and...

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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Great place to visit

What a great place to visit... Steeped in so much history, a definite must to see... we visited on a cold February day but would be lovely in Summer to take a picnic.. There's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit... Steeped in so much history, a definite must to see... we visited on a cold February day but would be lovely in Summer to take a picnic.. There's a little cafe if you prefer to not bring your own food. Great shop too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the abbey and battle feilds as my grandson is doing anglo saxons at school. We all found this a very interesting day.On arrival we were given an audio guid each. There were several information stops around the abbey and grounds. There was a code on each 1 that you could put into the guide and it gave you... More 

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Thank Debbie F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Rye for a weekend and on the Saturday visited Battle Abby. We decided to do the long walk round (even though it had been raining so was slightly boggy), but still very interesting to walk around this old historic place. We timed it right on arrival and we finished around 2:30 which meant we were able to... More 

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Thank Michael R
Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the abbey one bright sunny afternoon and were unable to walk around the battlefield as it was muddy. Surely most people would be equipped for mud on a field walk. As they charge for entry i think a reduction should have been made. Never mind we will go again. It was still worth the visit.

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Thank mwsurrey001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting day out, learning about the battle of Hastings and seeing the battlefield. You can look around the old abbey see the ruins and the spot where King Harold was killed! There is a small childr no play area. There is a educational building with weapons on display and information, also a small cinema area which shows a reinactment of... More 

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Thank Melanie I
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting site, not just the battlefield but the Abbey is beautiful. A nice combination of walk ,museum and Abbey of great historical interest. Try to avoid the summer coach parties

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Thank boblloyduk
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to spend 2 to 3 hours. Ticket price includes an audio guide which you can listen to at your convenience. Visitor centre and cafe are great. Best thing is we could take our dog everywhere.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After you've seen the Bayeaux tapestry, or before, see where it all took place. state a walking tour of the battlefield (about 1/2 hour) on the path with explanatory signs and look up the rise from where William saw the Britons waiting for him. Be sure to stand on the site of King Harold's death with an arrow through his... More 

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Thank jcses
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Battle of Hasting re-enactment on the site for the 2016 anniversary of that days events. The battle was in front of the Abbey colmprised of about 1,000 men all dressed in period clothing, arms & armour, along with mounted knights in full armour with spears & swords.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Abby and Battlefield last weekend (only open at weekends until March). It was a very interesting place to visit, with much detail of English history from the time of William the conqueror. The gatehouse is impressive with much information about the battle in 1066. The ruin of the abbey is well worth a look. The battlefield... More 

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