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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
Adult ticket£11.20 per ticket
Concession ticket£10.10 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, 30th July 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

hands on histopryHands On History
more info

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Sunday, 14th October 2018

Re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings
more info

Facilities

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

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

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

Catering

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

Establishment Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

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

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    912
  • Very Good
    576
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Anne B
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic history lesson
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th August 2018
    thanks to the volunteer guide this,wad well worth the entry fee. Spent 3 hours there learning about the battle if Hastings. Dog friendly too Read full review
  • AngloNorse
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Really enjoyable.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th August 2018
    We were lucky with the weather, but the experience of visiting the site of the battle was great, although the actual battlefield itself has been re-landscaped over the years. Definitely worth a visit! Read full review
  • Kazcat14
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th August 2018
    We visited the Abbey and battlefield while on holiday in the area. Good size car park where you can leave your car all day for £3.50 if visiting the Abbey. The staff at the entrance where very... 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 -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
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2017 (18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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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