1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

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1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey

  • Battle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

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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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults from £11.80
Kids (5-17) from £7.10
Concessions from £10.60
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £30.70

Travel & Contact Information


High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, England

Phone number

01797 229049



Click here to visit 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey have stated they are pushchair friendly.

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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