Battle Abbey is 15 minutes from our self catering accommodation.

Our self catering accommodation is just 15 minutes from Battle Abbey where you can visit the 1066 exhibition and tour the battlefield. 1066 has a strong claim to being the most famous date in these island’s storied history. The invading Norman army under the leadership of William the Conqueror had landed at Pevensey a few miles west and set up base in nearby Hastings. King Harold’s Saxon army, recent victors at the Battle of Stamford Bridge against another invading army, the Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada and the English king’s brother Tostig Godwinson, marched south to fight him.

The ensuing bloody Battle of Hastings was to prove a profound turning point in the history of the British Isles and its peoples. The winner William, built Battle Abbey to mark the spot where the took place. You can explore the Abbey ruins, visit the exhibition and tour the battlefield itself whilst listening to an audio commentary of how the day’s events unfolded.

Visit English Heritage website for more information.


10am to 5pm.


1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
High Street
East Sussex
TN33 0AD

How To Get There.