1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Please note that the Battlefield walk will be closed from 3- 8 and 11 -13 October due to preparations for The Battle of Hastings re-enactment. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause.

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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

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Address
High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Is there somewhere to park my car?

    Yes - There is a large car park near the Abbey Gatehouse. Parking is free of charge for English Heritage members – please display your Member's car sticker. Parking charges apply to non-members. The fee is £4.00 for all day parking. You can buy a ticket from the machine at the car park or from our admissions point.

    Please Note - If you have booked an advance ticket to visit Battle Abbey, your booking is for the site/event only and does not include a car parking space. You will still need to buy a ticket from the machine at the car park or from our admissions point.

Summer Explorer Quest

This summer from 24 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Battle Abbey. We need your help to uncover the history of the abbey and battlefield – as our on-site reporter, can you explore the trail, find the missing stories and crack the secret code? Standard admission applies.

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Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Price: £5.00

 Battle Abbey Timeline

14 October 1066Battle of Hastings

After a bloody battle lasting over nine hours from dawn until dusk, William of Normandy defeats King Harold of England on a battlefield 8 miles from Hastings.

Find out more about the Battle of Hastings

25 December 1066A New King

William is crowned King of England at Westminster.

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