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“first class”

Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Ranked #2 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.
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“first class”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Have an audio guide and you will learn much more nice tea rooms clean toilets and well kept grounds, worth a visit

Visited April 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Interesting place, got a nice cafe with baby changing facilities, also the pram was easy to push around on the terrain.

Visited April 2013
Thank dontoneth
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Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A piece of history well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Good - Lots of factual information about the battle itself & the atmospheric Abbey ruins in a picturesque setting.

Visited April 2013
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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“1066 and all that”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

It was wet and cold on the day of our visit but as English Heritage members entry was free so I was not put off by the fact the longer battlefield walk was closed due to maintenance works. You would of definately needed wellies anyway to of participated. We did the shorter walk around the grounds accompanied by the audio guide which told the story at different vanatage points. The site is a ruin but very atmospheric especially when looking down towards the battlefield. You can access parts of the Abbey and outer buildings. The visitor centre has some interactive displays together with replica weapons and armour which you are allowed to try and lift (and I mean 'try' as they are very heavy). A short film outline the story of the battle.
A good qulaity shop and cafe are attached to the site as you'd expect from EH. Think it is over priced especially for a family of four or more, however the small village of Battle is well worth a visit as very picturesque with good qulaity shops so all in all a good afternoon out. We did note that disability scooters were available for those who need them

Visited April 2013
Thank Lesley S
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Portsmouth, UK
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“A must see if you're interested in our history”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed in Brede for a weekend and Battle Abbey was one of four places on our list to visit. There is a reasonably sized car park and the cost is reduced for visitors to the Abbey. The longer walk was off limits - the weather had been dreadful so that could have been the cause - but there was still plenty to see. The battle is explained in a series of outdoor display boards and brings it to life as you walk through the grounds.

The Abbey shop is well stocked with nice quality goods and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2013
Thank WendyAM
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