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1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Rother

Type:Abbey / Priory

High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD

Tel: +44 01424 775705

Battle Abbey Arches

About

Visit the site of one of the most famous battles in England's history - the 1066 Battle of Hastings, and discover the fascinating story of events behind that historic date.

Explore the award-winning exhibition which brings alive the dramatic story of the Norman Conquest and its significance in the tumultuous history of England. End your day by relaxing in the cafe. The annual re-enactment of 1066 Battle of Hastings takes place every year during October. Days out worth talking about!

Battle Abbey Reviews (from Trip Advisor)

Average rating 4.5/5 from 1,000 plus reviews

  • Very interesting day out. Great features including getting an audio commentary all the way round, as a disabled person I found the track very easy to walk on. Shop was lovely and very reasonably priced. Learnt lots about the history of the event
    Jacky, 2017 - 5 stars
  • This is in the quaint town of battle which itself is worth a visit. Really interesting to hear about the history, I can remember learning about the 1066 battle of Hastings but really interesting to see where it took place. Lovely to spend time exploring the grounds and listening to the audio. It is a little over priced for non members which is my reason for not a 5 rating.
    Lorna, 2017 - 4 stars
  • Like most people, we knew the 1066 date and the arrow in the eye bit, but we learnt so much more on our visit here. Everything is well signed and there are information boards all around, and plenty of level paths. Would certainly recommend climbing the approx. 73 spiral stone steps up to the roof top view - not for the infirm or faint hearted, but well worth it once you got to the top! There is a coffee shop and a very good kids play area and the usual retail outlet and small plant sale. Would have given this the extra star if the rather pushy guy on the entrance desk had not tried quite so hard to flog us annual member ship to English Heritage.
    Bayley, 2017 - 4 stars
  • When we get there we straight away bought annual passes as our kids love castles and history. We were informed they were running a bug hunt activity, so we thought why not.... OMG was brilliant, we were in 10.30 group, about 9kids. Ellis was brilliant at capturing the kids imagination and added plenty of adult humour. My youngest has speech problems, but even he joined in and Ellis was very patient trying to understand him, as was Sam, who ran the creative activities afterwards. 
    Reine, 2017 - 5 stars
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession ticket£10.10 per ticket
Adult ticket£11.20 per ticket
2 + 3£29.10 per ticket
Aged 5-15£6.70 per ticket
Child under 5 FreeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Monday, 12th February 2018 - Friday, 16th February 2018

Battle Knights  PrincessesKnights and PrincessesKnights and Princesses
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Sunday, 27th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Battle Medieval FayreBattle Medieval Fayre is a two-day family event based upon the old idea of a Fayre – somewhere to meet your friends, entertain your family, amuse your children, eat, drink and buy good things!
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Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system for audio guides
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille and audio guide
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Soft drinks, biscuits and ice-cream.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:30
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - None.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 11
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    812
  • Very Good
    535
  • Average
    102
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    11

Recent Reviews:

  • Brian J
    Adelaide, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    The Battle that defined England.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th January 2018
    This was the place of the world famous Battle of Hastings in the year 1066. Sometimes you get to certain places which you have to just shut your eyes & just imaging what it would have been... Read full review
  • ashleigh f
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    History began here
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th January 2018
    2nd visit and worth every penny . Lots of infomation and a fantastic insight onto the day that changed europe . Lovely walks with audio comentary that allows you to see and feel how the battle was... Read full review
  • IdahoGirl83716
    Boise, Idaho
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A Pivotal Historic Event; Abbey & Battlefield Not to Be Missed
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th January 2018
    1066 is a year that you should know. William the Conqueror met the English army at Battle and changed the course of history. If you are clueless on W the C, his life and this battle, then read up... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A21. A21, from London then follow the A2100 to Battle. Located at the south end of Battle High Street.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Battle. Signposted.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze 2017

Opening Times

Early 2018 (2 Jan 2018 - 11 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Feb Half Term (12 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
2018 (19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day and Boxing Day; also New Year's Day

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