1066 Battle Of Hastings, Abbey and Battle Field


In the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided. Explore abbey ruins and meet the Normans and Saxons on our sculpture trail. Enjoy the gatehouse exhibition revealing the abbey’s role in the country’s future, then head to the roof for stunning views of the battlefield. Allow the stories of battle to unfold and discover its atmosphere for yourself.


Mobility and/or building
  • Wheelchair Loan

Mobility scooters available for loan. Wheelchair users should enter the site through the Gatehouse (please ring the bell), where they will be met by a member of staff. Access around the site is via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes. There is a suggested route for visitors with limited mobility shown in the guidebook and site leaflet.

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking
  • Accessible Toilets

Gravel and grass pathways, with some steep gradients. The battlefield itself has very rough ground. This may be viewed from Lower Terrace.

Hearing Assistance
  • Other (please enter deails below)

Tour transcripts available

Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

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High Street
Battle, TN33 0AD

This page was last updated on 31 Aug 2023