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“Renact the famous battle”

Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Battle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Renact the famous battle”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

There isn't mcuh to see but this place has plenty of atmosphere and is very well set up for disabled visitors. If you can visit in October when they ste up the Saxon and Normal camps and re-enact the battle. Huge fun and a greta dya out

Visited October 2012
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Coleford
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“The start of something big!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

History comes alive, well worth the visit, see the movie then visit the 'set'. At least it has not been given the 'Disney' treatment!

Visited September 2012
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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ghost Tour”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

My husband and I booked a ghost tour, the tour was amazing thanks to our wonderful guide Jo the property manager, she is obviously passionate about the site and had an extremely good knowledge of the site and its history, the tour was informative and not rushed, we were treated very well and even given a cup of tea! We will definitely be spreading the word amongst our friends that Battle Abbey is a great place to visit, we are also going to sign up as members of English Heritage with the hope that trips to their other sites are just as good.

Visited November 2012
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Essex
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is an extremely interesting place to visit ... an absolute MUST SEE ... this is where the course of English history changed entirely! Wonderful ghost tour guide too!! He was very 'in character' and great fun!!

Visited November 2012
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Burlington, KY
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“You need a lot of imagination”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you are a history buff and know about the battle you will like this site. For those of us who know about the battle but aren't that interested in particulars it is just a nice walk. Movie only fair. Great gift shop. The men in our group rated this a 3, the ladies a 1 1/2. Paid parking. Town pleasant.

Visited October 2012
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