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“Falconry Visit”

Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Battle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had a great day at this event.
There were 3 displays each were very informative and very different
We were only going to watch the first one and then decided to watch the rest
The keepers were really interesting to listen to and the flying displays were great

Thank David V
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This has been on our must visit list for a while and was one of the main reasons we signed up for membership with English Heritage. Parking is £1 for members (£4.50 for non members) and is located 2 minutes from the main gates.

As other reviewers have mentioned, it's well worth grabbing the audio guide as you enter -- it's actually really well done compared to other audio guides I've come across and really helps bring the place to life.

Was slightly worried about getting around with a 6 week old baby but most of the grounds are pushchair friendly.

So glad we finally got the chance to visit Battle Abbey and Battlefield, it was every bit as fascinating as we had anticipated and we will definitely return!

Thank Ben-and-Yasmin
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

For those of you that hanker for a day trip from London that is historically significant, Battle is the place to go. What a great place for the history buff or for a family outing. This place is wide open so let junior loose. Make sure you pick up an audio guide at the entrance when you pay. Well worth it.

Thank Douglas A
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived and the sun was shining, so we went up onto the roof while the sun shone. Lovely views, lots of useful information, fantastic things for children to do. The audio guide was really good as we walked around. Well worth the trip.

Thank Joan G
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Having been to Hastings and found little of historical importance arriving at Battle was a welcome reprieve. Although the Abbey is a 15-minute walk from the train station the route is well sign-posted. The site is well looked after and even without the audioguide the signs give enough information about the battle on the terrain. It is nice that most of the battlefield was preserved from construction and accessible. Gives a real perspective of the medieval war-fare and the abbey later on. It would be nice if more was done to display the armaments, clothing and items of wear of the time.

Thank ChoosyFox
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