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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Brilliant day out

This place really does justice to its iconic status. There is so much here for all ages - a... read more

Reviewed today
Olwen S
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
One of the most famous England's battles

For a memorable friends & family day out in Sussex, let's visit Battle Abbey half-day tour. Open... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sivarnee H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (202 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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 today

This place really does justice to its iconic status. There is so much here for all ages - a signposted walk round the battlefield itself (30-40 minute stroll) with tasteful wooden statues. Great indoor exhibition, again geared to all ages with weaponry, a short film...More

Thank Olwen S
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Reviewed yesterday

For a memorable friends & family day out in Sussex, let's visit Battle Abbey half-day tour. Open 10.00 AM - 16.00 PM everyday. Ticket = £11.20 (Adult) Explore the award-winning exhibition that brings dramatic story of Norman Conquest and significance in history of England, and...More

Thank Sivarnee H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful, historic place. Atmospheric and picturesque. English Heritage maintained and well laid out walks for able and less mobile. Cafe with museum and media room. Very good film show that we found very informative, it is a must see. Excellent views over the...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit. There is a wonderful atmosphere around the Abbey and the information supplied helps to fill in all those gaps in one's knowledge of the Battle of Hastings.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the battle field. Beware this is quite expensive if you aren’t a national heritage member (and the car park fee on top!) Overall though was pretty amazing to walk round the field with placards explaining the battle. We took our 9 month old in...More

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you use the car park, the charge is £4.50 - and if you pay the very expensive entrance fees the car park charge only drops by £1. Due to the expensive fees we did not enter the attraction - circa £36 for 3 adults,...More

Thank daypm2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visit we are a member of British heritage get in and cheap car park. Ground worth exploring we had our dog on lead and he is welcomed. Nice to see so many people walking around in April. Explored grounds - shame cant go to...More

Thank antiques914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the founding place for England / the UK being created with clear , logical signage that is informative for all ages. Then we went into the cafe and all the staff there were friendly & welcoming to us both AND the dog. THe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with two very interested children and one less interested partner. The kids loved the information boards and audio guides, the partner enjoyed the walk in the sunshine. As a History teacher potentially bringing a coach load of GCSE students here, I'd like to...More

Thank kranz78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very enjoyable visit for any history buff as you walk around the battlefield reimagining the events of 1066. Amazing sense of history as you experience the tumultuous battle!

Thank rodney120
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Anna H
5 September 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there Anna, the top half of the battlefield walk, comprising a shingle path, is accessible to pushchairs and takes around 40 minutes. The bottom half of the battlefield walk includes steps so may be more difficult to... More
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pekem0m
4 September 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there, dogs on leads are allowed on site. With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not allowed in the gatehouse.
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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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