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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Address: Sandlake, Battle, England
Phone Number: 01424 773792
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Battle Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and it is...
Battle Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and it is dedicated to St. Martin. Although it is partially ruined, it is a wonderful building. During your visit you will see the abbey building and ruins, the visitor centre with a film and exhibition about the battle of Hastings and the monks’ gatehouse with recovered artifacts.
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Great day out for all ages

English heritage have done very well to create a fun and informative place while preserving so much history. The parking is close and only £1 all day I f you are a member. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2013
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

English heritage have done very well to create a fun and informative place while preserving so much history. The parking is close and only £1 all day I f you are a member. The Abbey and battle fields are carefully described through the audio guide. Go the right way round it's much easier. The highlight for me was the lookalike... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a wonderful place to step back in history and follow the events of William the Conqueror defeating Harold. Great place and good value too.

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Burton on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

As a family of five we payed 20 pounds to enter the abbey grounds and battle site and with the guide it was an extra 5 pounds. We found this great value for money as the kids not only learnt all about 1066 but they had some fantastic activities to keep them entertained. They especially enjoyed designing and painting their... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This whole experience is a treasure for all members of the family. As a granny, battles are not really my "thing", but the way everything is displayed is excellent. The walk round the battlefield, with the commentary of what happened where, makes it all so real. Every member of your family will enjoy this day out.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Visited here on Bank Holiday Monday, the weather was glorious which was a good start to the day. On arriving on site there was ample parking and as we were English Heritage members we only had to pay £1 for parking, otherwise I think it was £3.50 if you were going in. As English Heritage members we got in for... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a camping holiday in Hastings and got caught up in the whole 1066 thing. A family ticket cost us just over £20 and was well worht the money. There are a good number of areas within the Abbey grounds and a good meuseum as wellas the actual battlefield to walk around. I would advise you to buy the... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

now what can you say what an excellent place took the grandchildren and they enjoyed it so much they now have a perspective of the history of 1066

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good to visit and experience a well organised and informative event. We have 2 young children both of which enjoyed the whole trip. It is a school topic for one of my children so the visit made it easy to complete the topic. The audio tour and film set the scene. Very affordable and easy to enjoy.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Battle Abbey has managed to turn an empty few fields into an evocative recreation of one of the most important battles in English history. The longer audio tour helps you visualise the events of the day and understand what happened. The tour also explains the abbey ruins and there is a museum too. Probably not for little children but great... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The abbey was built many years after the actual battle as a memorial to the actual battle itself' but has an interesting museum in it .But the best part of all is the visitor centre with the film explaining all about the battle itself. Go there first , then take an audio tour around the battle field and the ruins... More 

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