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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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A love place to visit

I would recommend a visit to battle abbey, it has improved a lot since we visited a few years ago... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny M
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great birds of prey demonstration

Came down for a family weekend & after making my son read a book about the battle of Hastings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dedg
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London, United Kingdom
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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and discover the stories unfold, brought to life in the exhibition and in audio as you follow the footsteps of the Norman & Saxon soldiers. Watch the compelling film about the Norman invasion, then plan your own attack on the country's most famous battlefield. See the new wood carved sculpture trail around the battlefield, experience the stunning 360 views from the new rooftop viewing platforms, and take your time to explore the monastic ruins. For kids we now also have a new kids natural play area, and a fun kids trail. Make sure you experience the atmosphere for yourself.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend a visit to battle abbey, it has improved a lot since we visited a few years ago. There is a choice of walks around the grounds (30 to 40 mins) and an accessible route for buggies and wheelchairs. There is quite a...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came down for a family weekend & after making my son read a book about the battle of Hastings thought we'd got to the battle abbey. The abbey is nice (though a it sparse when it comes to items on display?) but the highlight of...More

Thank Dedg
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of those places that I`ve wanted to see for ages , and interesting visit and theres enough to keep you busy for a few hours . Some good exhibits and a film and a good walk around the battlefield on a sunny...More

Thank baldylocks2352
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day out , lots to see , kids loved running about and climbing in the play area Food nice in the cafe and some activities organised by the English heritage

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tax expensive for what it is but a very pleasing walk around the grounds, quite informative about the v battle and subsequent actions following William's away victory against Harold, who k owns what the result would have been had Harold and his army not had...More

Thank steveflisher
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a history teacher I have visited A LOT of historical sites so I was really pleased with how this had been done. You MUST get the audio guide which clearly signposts the way round the site and they are included in the price, we...More

Thank EmmaTTowcester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrows stuck in trees, beautifully carved wooden statues of archers, and Norman and English warriors, audio-guides with plenty of information, beautiful location ... worth a visit if you're into history, things to see and do for all age groups, but comfortable shoes are advisible (especially...More

1  Thank Knutselelfje
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look around the Abbey grounds in August as the school is open for conducted visits. Taped audio tour lets you get a feel of the battle in 1066. Very good day out.

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stoped here to break the journey up, it was this on Hastings. A few reviewers mentioned not opening on Mondays, but it was the Monday I went so maybe this was seasonal summer opening. It was very expensive to get in, and then you also...More

Thank RoamsweetRome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For us (with a teenager in tow) this was a great place to visit. We all knew about 1066 but I learnt a lot visiting this site. Audio tour is a must and there is an accessible route for those in wheelchairs etc and a...More

Thank Nicholas A
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Robynm95
2 April 2017|
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Response from ste141 | Reviewed this property |
I've been a life member for quite a few years. I just paid them a one off fee and now I'm entitled to get into any English Heritage place for free for the rest of my life.
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Jomopo
1 August 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds. They are not allowed in the gatehouse building unless they are assistance dogs. To take them somewhere to go off lead, we would suggest perhaps calling in at the Battle Great Wood... More
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Sam G
16 March 2016|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on leads only around the majority of the site, however cannot be taken inside the gatehouse, cafe or exhibition centre.
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