Battle, East Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Battle Abbey, situated on the site where William the Conqueror and his Normans overcame the Saxons of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.
Just outside the abbey gates is the market place, where an old bull ring marks the spot where animals were 'baited' for entertainment in the Middle Ages. A short stroll up Battle High street from the market brings you to the Battle Museum of local History, with displays covering the heritage and social history of the area. The local historical society has also placed plaques on many of the historic buildings in town, making a stroll up the High Street a journey through history.
Address: Battle, East Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: 6 miles north east of Hastings, on the A2100
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Battle Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Battle Abbey - 0.6 miles (Abbey)
Brede High Woods - 3.9 miles (Countryside)
Brightling, St Thomas a Becket Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church)
Bexhill Museum - 5.4 miles (Museum)
Hastings Museum - 5.8 miles (Museum)
Ewhurst Green, St James the Great - 6.1 miles (Historic Church)
Bodiam Castle - 6.2 miles (Castle)
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