We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1424 775705
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,171 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 596
    Excellent
  • 425
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Excellent and very infomative. English Heritage at its best!

The last time I visited this historic site over 40 years ago,there was just a single notice board saying "The battle took place in this field". Nothing was elaborated or detail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
john c
,
Leicester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,130: English reviews
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The last time I visited this historic site over 40 years ago,there was just a single notice board saying "The battle took place in this field". Nothing was elaborated or detail given. Now there is a modern exhibition in the Westgate Tower clearly describing the events leading up to that date in October 1066 and precisely what happened in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank john c
Castlemaine, Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through the quaint village of Battle one morning we came across Battle Abbey - not a planned visit. So pleased we waited for this English Heritage site to open. You read, and are taught about all this history ie. The 1066 Battle of Hastings , William the Conqueror, King Harold and William of Normandy but as a child (many... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynne M
Alvechurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
187 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb job English Heritage has done for this famous 1066 battle site. The audio guides really brought the site to life, and the audio visual visitors Centre was most informative. What also delighted us was that we could access all areas with our dogs, much better (and safer) than leaving them in the car. Well done E H.

Helpful?
Thank SimmaW
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dark atmospheric afternoon when we visited which added to the ambience. Fascinating view of the town from the walls, and interesting walks around the abbey grounds and battlefield. Informative display in the gatehouse on the Battle itself and occasional trip to the roof if you are fortunate & good with heights & winding staircases. Be prepared though for the hard... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annatims45
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The “1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield” (as it’s now listed on the English Heritage web site) is surprisingly well presented and informative – enough to bring the history to life and get kids and adults interested in learning more. Tips to help make the most of the day: • The Battle of Hastings site is in a town... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank railfan242
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
128 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mandatory visit to the Norman Conquest battlefield, 950 years hence. Well maintained fields surrounding a beautiful little town. Well worth the trip.

Helpful?
Thank KTSB
Butterwick
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soak up the atmosphere as you wander round the site. Plenty to see, plenty to learn. A well stocked gift shop and if you go on an events day, so much more.

Helpful?
Thank AlanDandMarieEASmith
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunny Saturday morning in December. My biggest regret was not having enough time to take advantage of the walks around the Abbey site to gain a better appreciation of the terrain over which the battle was fought. A couple of exhibitions one above the gatehouse and the other based mainly around a film in the Modern Exhibition... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JEFFREY G
Eastbourne
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Battle Abbey is worth a visit and is in a wonderful village. There are some lovely teashops in the vicinity.

Helpful?
Thank Suzanne D
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We spent a good couple of hours here and we're really impressed at how English heritage had designed the experience. Visitor centre very good and battle field walk really informative. Would recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Smith280645

Travellers who viewed Battle Abbey and Battlefield also viewed

Bodiam, East Sussex
Hastings, East Sussex
 
Hastings, East Sussex
Hastings, East Sussex
 

Been to Battle Abbey and Battlefield? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Battle Abbey and Battlefield and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Battle Abbey and Battlefield staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?