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Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle

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Housing both an abbey and the battleground of the most famous battle in English history, Battle Abbey and Battlefield memorializes the fallen at the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Began under the orders of William the Conqueror after he wrested England from the Anglo-Saxons, the abbey hosts movies and CGI displays to explain this turning point in British history. In the Abbey, feel the pulse of history by standing where the last Anglo-Saxon ruler, King Harold, was slain. Outside, walk around the grounds of the actual site of the battle and use the audio guide to learn how it all unfolded. The official website has an activity pack to download filled with games and activities to engage the entire family. With our world travel planner, Battle attractions like Battle Abbey and Battlefield can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Quite pricey if you pay full price but it is a good half day out. Recommend the audio guides, which come free with the entry fee. There is a lovely walk around the whole battlefield, which is a... 
    Quite pricey if you pay full price but it is a good half day out. Recommend the audio guides, which come free with the entry fee. There is a lovely walk around the whole battlefield, which is a...  more »
  • Yesterday we spent a good few hours at Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings. It is run by English Heritage and is all very well organised for families. There is a cafe with plenty of... 
    Yesterday we spent a good few hours at Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings. It is run by English Heritage and is all very well organised for families. There is a cafe with plenty of...  more »
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  • We always have a great time at Battle Abbey and visit several times a year
  • A wet and cold day in March, so there were not too many people around, which helped to get around and see things. Fascinating to finally see the actual place that those history lessons taught us about. I wouldn't have fancied running up that hill into a hail of arrows, so if I were Duke William, England would still be Anglo-Saxon! Very interesting. Recommended.

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