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Battle Abbey

The town of Battle, site of the most famous battle in English history, is internationally known as part of 1066 Country. The beautiful town is built around the abbey which was erected on the site of the battle of 1066. To celebrate his victory, William built the imposing Battle where you can still see the very spot King Harold fell.

Also set on the battlefield is the 12th-century church of St. Mary the Virgin. There can be found a magnificent Romanesque nave, rare 14th-century wall paintings and the stunning Senlac commemorative stain glass window. Experience a more recent living history at the fascinating Yesterday's World. Here, you can step back through the ages, and enjoy bygone shops and room settings, displaying intriguing collectables and antiques.

Today, Battle is a thriving market town featuring Georgian and medieval cottages amongst a host of interesting shops, restaurants, historic pubs and tea-rooms.  It is also the centre of the 31 mile 1066 Country walk between Pevensey Castle and ancient Rye, with its links to the coast at Bexhill and Hastings.

Things to do near Battle

In addition to Hastings and of course the Abbey and Battlefield for which the town is famous, these five tourist attractions are all within a 20 minute drive of Battle.

Coach parking in Battle: A coach park is available at the top of Battle High Street, next to Budgens supermarket.  There is space for 12 coaches.

Find what's on near Battle with our Sussex events guide or explore the local towns and villages in the 'what's nearby' section below.

What's Nearby

  1. 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield

    An abbey founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings. Battlefield views...

    0.06 miles away
  2. Keane Trail

    Due to international super-group Keane, the East Sussex towns of Battle, Bexhill and Hastings will...

    0.06 miles away
  3. Carr Taylor Vineyard

    Carr Taylor Wines,whose winery is at Westfield, just north of Hastings are producers of...

    3.22 miles away
  4. Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

    England’s oldest Organic vineyard (Est. 1979) offers pop-in ‘Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail +...

    3.34 miles away
  1. Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede

    Varied collection of water pumps mainly from the steam era including 1904 Tangye and 1940...

    4.23 miles away
  2. Marina St Leonards Beach

    Marina St Leonards Beach

    5.16 miles away
  3. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

    Displays of dinosaurs, wildlife, Native Americans, paintings, ceramics, features on John Logie...

    5.26 miles away
  4. Bexhill Museum

    A friendly, local museum with a surprising variety of displays spread over three galleries, ...

    5.4 miles away
  5. Bexhill Seafront

    Bexhill's traditional seafront is punctuated by some fantastic pieces of modernist architecture and...

    5.4 miles away
  6. Alexandra Park

    This 109 acre park was originally laid out by Robert Marnock, a renowned landscape gardener, in...

    5.46 miles away
  7. White Rock Theatre

    The White Rock Theatre offers the very best in entertainment, from headlining comedians to live...

    5.57 miles away
  8. Clambers Play Centre

    A children's activity centre for children up to 12 years. There is also an outdoor play area with a...

    5.58 miles away
  9. The True CRIME Museum

    “A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME”

    5.62 miles away
  10. Hastings Castle & 1066 Story

    Fragmentary remains of Norman Castle built on West Hill after William the Conqueror's victory at...

    5.81 miles away
  11. Pelham Beach

    Hastings' main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort town so you...

    5.82 miles away
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