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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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“english heritage”(216 reviews)
“king harold”(52 reviews)
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...more
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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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All reviews audio guide english heritage king harold re enactment information boards car park short film well worth a visit longer walk non members walled garden david starkey free audio great visit interesting visit entry fee interesting place
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a fantastic visit during my trip. All of the staff were quite helpful with any questions that I had. The audio tour definitely added to the walk around the battlefield. Only sorry that I didn't get to see the reenactments that were the following...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing visit, visited over 20 years ago and glad to come back again. This is real history and should be a must for everyone. Great giftshop as well

Thank Karl N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In my element it was like stepping back in history, to actually be there on the battlefield was awesome. Fabulous history lesson. The audio headsets are a must as they really bring history to life. To take in the views, to touch ground, to close...More

Thank rochas03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went a couple of years ago for the battle of Hastings re-enactment weekend and had so much fun decided to do it again There is plenty of free event only parking at the bottom of the site and from there it’s a 10 to...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived after pleasant morning and lunch in the Old Town of Hastings and its Castle. Easy, local, parking heavily discounted for English Heritage members and also for Abbey visitors (collect a token at Reception). Starting at the reception in the large and well stocked shop,...More

Thank PhilSears
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came down from Cornwall to see the reenactments. Wasn't impressed much with Hastings... but this really made the trip. The abbey ruins are spectacular and worth seeing in their own right. But if you come down on the 13th/14th October every year, then you're...More

Thank JakeHalsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I fell in love with history when I first visited Battle Abbey as a 6 year old. Today I am still very passionate about the subject and have been back twice. The audio tour is amazing and really makes the trip! Children especially can really...More

Thank zoewortt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Battle of Hastings re-enactment on 13th October. Great wandering round the camp tents and seeing the way they lived. The battle was very well done and the participants played their parts well. The crowd was involved, the majority cheering for the Saxons....More

Thank Herlaping
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely little town and abbey. The abbey is a great place to visit and the history is fascinating. The audio tour is a must so you really get a feel for what happened in 1066

Thank debbieroberts63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Battle Abbey with its visitor centre and battlefield open air museum. The entrance fee is £11 something,but is only nreally worth It iif you make full use of the site,visit the tower, etc. The visitor centre had an interesting video on deciding who you...More

Thank John F
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Emma T
19 August 2018|
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Bryan G | Reviewed this property |
My wife uses an electric wheelchair although on arrival they suggested that she used their all terrain buggy. She was able to get to the abbey and shop but not the battle site which follows a path through the woods and open... More
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.