1066 Battle of Hastings AbbeyBattle, East Sussex
Battle Abbey offers a memorable family day out in Sussex and an exciting way to discover more about the most famous date in English history, as it is on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings!
The visitor centre has a fascinating exhibition featuring CGI film and interactive displays that tell the story of the great battle and paint a picture of England at the time of the conquest. The audio tour of the battlefield itself brings the momentous day to life with vivid descriptions and recreated battle noises. The tour is included in the admission price and there is even a special version for the kids.
Explore the atmospheric abbey ruins and stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died! There is also a small museum in the old Monks' Gatehouse, which contains a range of historical artefacts that have been discovered during excavations of the site.
There is also a newly replanted Duchess of Cleveland Walled Garden to discover, which provides a glimpse into the site's lesser know history, when it was lived in as a country estate. This tranquil garden has plenty of wildflowers and bees to enjoy, plus 16 varieties of apple tree!
There is also a picnic area, and dogs on the lead are welcome (but not allowed inside the building), so you can really make a day of it.
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Pricing & Tickets
Adults from £11.80
Kids (5-17) from £7.10
Concessions from £10.60
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £30.70
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Yes, there is parking onsite.