Battle Abbey
Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, England, UK.
Battle Abbey Gatehouse front view © MTM MVP arr
Battle Abbey Gatehouse rear view © MTM MVP arr
Battle Abbey Monks' Dormitory © MTM MVP arr
Battle Abbey Monks' Dormitory interior © MTM MVP arr
Battle Abbey Terrace Walk © MTM MVP arr
View over 1066 battlefield © MTM MVP arr
Abbot's Great Hall rear view © MTM MVP arr
French Monument © MTM MVP arr
Battle Abbey French Monument © MTM MVP arr
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Battle Abbey is an abbey complex built on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings dedicated to St Martin. The Abbot's Great Hall and some of the grounds make up the Battle Abbey School, the rest is cared for by English Heritage and is open to the public.

The church was finished about 1094 and remodeled in the late 13th century but all but destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries by KIng Henry VIII.

An audio tour is available to guide you around parts of the abbey and battlefield. The place where King Harold is said to have died it marked by a stone slab beside a French monument.

A small cinema runs a film that tells the story of the great battle and interactive displays help to illustrate a picture of England at the time of the conquest. 

English Heritage (Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England) conserves and manages over 400 historical and archaeological sites, monuments and buildings in England.

English Heritage is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and advises the Government on the historic environment.

Many sites are in the countryside. Please follow the Countryside Code. Leave only your footprints, take away only memories. If dogs are allowed, please keep them under control. Leave gates and property as you find them. Respect people, wildlife and property.

The English Heritage Foundation is a registered charity, donations are gratefully received to fund important work. You may donate by clicking the Charity Link below.

Charity link

Places to visit nearby
Battle Town   0.43 miles (0.70 km)
High Street, Battle, East Sussex, England, UK.

Battle Town Battle was the site of the Battle of Hastings, where William, Duke of Normandy, defeated King Harold II to become William I in 1066.

Battle Town © pd

King's Head Mill   0.48 miles (0.78 km)
Caldbec Hill, Batte, East Sussex, England, UK.

King's Head Mill or Caldbec Hill Mill is a grade II listed smock mill which has been converted to residential accommodation.

King's Head Mill © Chris Downer cc

RSPB Fore Wood   1.90 miles (3.06 km)
Forewood Lane, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9AH, England, UK.

Fore Wood is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by the RSPB.

RSPB Fore Wood © hedera.baltica cc

Hemingfold Meadow   1.94 miles (3.12 km)
Hemingfold Meadow, Off the A2100 Hastings Road, Battle, East Sussex, England, UK.

Hemingfold Meadow is a 4.91 hectare (12.13 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site was notified in 1984 under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Hemingfold Meadow © MTM arr

Marline Valley   3.13 miles (5.05 km)
Marline Valley, Queensway, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 8AW, England, UK.

Marline Valley is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Please follow the

Marline Valley © Thomas Bresson cc

Ashburnham Park   3.26 miles (5.25 km)
Off the A271, Ashburnham, East Sussex, England, UK.

Ashburnham Park is a 100.7-hectare (249-acre) former medieval deer park.

Ashburnham Park © Nick Rowland cc

Darwell Wood   3.58 miles (5.76 km)
Mountfield Lane, Mountfield, Battle, East Sussex, England, UK.

Darwell Wood is a broadleaved woodland, with a number of streams flowing into Darwell Reservoir.

Darwell Wood © Simon Carey cc

Places to stay nearby
Powder Mills Hotel   0.86 miles (1.38 km)
Powder Mills Hotel Powdermill Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 OSP, England, UK.
Powder Mills Hotel

Brickwall Hotel   2.50 miles (4.02 km)
The Green, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, TN33 OQA, England, UK.
Brickwall Hotel

Bannatyne Spa Hotel Hastings   2.87 miles (4.63 km)
Bannatyne Spa Hotel Hastings, Battle Rd, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 8EA, England, UK.
Bannatyne Spa Hotel Hastings

Premier Inn Hastings   3.42 miles (5.51 km)
1 John Macadam Way, Hastings, St. Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN37 7DB, England, UK.

The Premier Inn Hastings is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn Hastings

Royal Victoria Hotel   5.34 miles (8.59 km)
Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 OBD, England, UK.
Royal Victoria Hotel

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