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Battle Abbey and Battlefield

High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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950 years of history

Take the audio tour of the battle field, a nice walk and interesting history. The museum in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Superb audio tour of an important historical site

As English Heritage members we took advantage of the free audio tour, which takes you all round the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Selby, United Kingdom
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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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High Street, Battle TN33 0AD, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the audio tour of the battle field, a nice walk and interesting history. The museum in the guard tower is a bit disappointing, but the view from the roof is worthwhile.

Thank atlflyguy
Reviewed 3 days ago

As English Heritage members we took advantage of the free audio tour, which takes you all round the battlefield and abbey and really brings it alive. There's a great audio-visual display in the downstairs section of the cafe, which is a newly built visitor centre....More

Thank Aztecarts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just awesome. We arrived nice and early at around 9.30-9.45 which is ideal if you want to avoid queues at the parking or on entry. Once you find your way into Battle town centre the yellow signs direct you to the ample visitor car parking....More

Thank Stuart 2206
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This weekend l visited the re-enactment and had a lovely time. I assume all are enthusiastic volunteers taking part. Well worth a visit. But l question buying tickets in advance, q right hand side,see photo. Reminds me of priority boarding at lo cost airlines, we...More

Thank terryrh38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out. Would highly recommend. As someone who is interested but can never remember the details of history, this reenactment has firmly placed the facts into my mind of the events leading up to and on the day of the battle of Hastings. The...More

Thank 1ms111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an English Heritage member I was looking forward to seeing the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings. I was not disappointed. You get out what you put in and talking to the actors about real life then just made it so more interesting. Their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At school in the 70s and history was about the boring Plantagenet,s and crop plantations etc, while missing out on earlier history and that of the 20th century wars, to many teachers giving their own political slant on history, so i wasnt that aware of...More

Thank exglobalagent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for all the family and especially for people who want to learn about earlier British history. The events they put on are fantastic and a must do. Lovely food and atmosphere.

Thank allyfurr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never very interested in history at school so was keen to try and learn a bit more about 1066 and all that. Armed with the official guide book we made our way around the ruins of the Abbey. I have to say I found it...More

Thank christinefircroft94
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is quite a ramble and will take your breath away quite literally. Huge walk around the ancient battlegrounds and gardens. This is a full days activity. Take some lunch and a flask with you Amazing historic grounds. Must See in the South of...More

Thank Redcoco
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Anna H
5 September 2017|
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
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.
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.