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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Address: High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
Phone Number:
+44 370 333 1181
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Stand at the centre of where England's future was fought. Imagine and...

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 interesting and worth a visit. Excellent audio tour and helpful staff but be cautious of the car park! We paid the 1 pound by card at the visitor shop but were not given... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and worth a visit. Excellent audio tour and helpful staff but be cautious of the car park! We paid the 1 pound by card at the visitor shop but were not given the token so couldn't get out of the car park!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Though English heritage properties aren't cheap to enter, this was well worth it, especially over the Easter weekend when they had many other activities on site. The "long" walk around the battlefield is a must and not that long.

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Thank Jeremy S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Using TripAdvisor we looked at the best things to do in Battle having booked a night at The James Andrew golf school in Sedlescombe, and Battle Abbey and Battlefield is a must. There is a reasonable size car park at the back of the Abbey and you buy a token at the Abbey entrance. It's reasonably pricy but worth the... More 

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Thank hackerharrison
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out for all ages. Displays very informative and plenty to see in Gatehouse and Abbey. However, the real star of the show was the battlefield. You could really sense the atmosphere of battle.

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Thank Lis F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For history lovers, this is a wonderful place to visit! It arouses the reality of the battle that took place here and refined the history of Great Britain!

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Thank Guppy63
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a lovely day when we visited here. Short but nice walk in the Battlefield. You can learn English History well with Audio guide. I enjoyed my holiday.

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Thank Hiroshi H
Crawley
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been meaning to visit Battle for the last 40 years! Not disappointed. Some debate about whether the battle actually took place here? However. the site well laid out and plenty of information regarding how the battle was fought. The abbey ruins and the gardens were nice to wander around. Glad I went.

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Thank Kevin H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited before Easter, and there was a few ups and downs. The place is very pretty, with detailed information notes about the history of the battle of Hastings in 1066 and the abbey, too. Architecture is amazing and even within the ruins we can found ancient stones - almost 1000 years of history! It has walled garden, ice house, too,... More 

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Thank Evalynn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit here and found paid parking easy near the Abbey. The English Heritage people have done a great job and the staff are friendly and informative. The Cafe was expensive with little choice and it would be great if they could do coffee with hot milk.

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Thank MB1506
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I last visited about 18 years ago. I have to say the experience then was far better. First everything worked, this time two of the displays in the visitors centre had crashed. The last time, the mobile commentary, you had three different points of view. You could be a Norman Knight, a Saxon warrior or Edith Swan-neck King Harolds mistress... More 

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