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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Battle Abbey is a reminder of a unique event in British history, when in 1066, England was invaded by William of Normandy, the last time the country was invaded. My visit had a piece of... more »
We came for a visit today after climbing the walls in lockdown and the small human developing a renewed love of history through horrible histories while off school. We booked our place and came... more »
Absolutely love our experience visiting this place! Lots to see and learn! It also has lovely play area for kids and will keep them occupied while you enjoying your meal. Good is good too! 👍🏻
Walking distance from the train station- 20 mins. Nice little stroll. Excellent commentary and audio guide for knowing the seeds of legacy of the monarchs of United Kingdom. It takes time - about an hour- but the walk around the site will give you an idea as to how it was during those days. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The exhibition is well displayed and informative. Kids will be excited by the interactive sessions. It did rain when we were walking around the grounds, no shelter - so better take a brolly. The exhibition upstairs is also very good but I guess it is under process of completing. Once fine, I'm sure it'll be great,!! In the earlier visit, we did see the enactment of the Battle of Hastings each side representing King Harold and King William - that was a while ago!! But the visit itself was very good, and kids, I'm sure, will enjoy who are interested to know the history as well the foundations of the Kingdom's monarchs.
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