Saturday, 18 July 2020



The historic town of Battle in East Sussex is situated inland not far from the coastal towns of Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a major stop for hikers using the 1066 county walk. Battle is famously associated with the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Battle Abbey is built on the site of the historic battle.

The Battle of Hastings took place on "Senlac Hill" where Battle Abbey was built and both the battlefield and remains of the abbey are popular tourist attractions. The town grew up around the abbey and had a reputation for the quality of gunpowder produced. This attractive, bustling market town is popular tourist destination and a fascinating place to visit.

Battle Abbey

St Mary The Virgin Church

Battle Abbey
Battle Abbey was built in 1070 on the spot where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. The abbey was built by William the Conqueror who dedicated it to St Martin. It was eventually completed by his son, William (Rufus) about 1094. 

Unfortunately all that remains today is the outline of the church on the ground and some of the 13th to 16th century buildings which are part of a present day school. The abbey and battlefield are a popular tourist attraction and a fascinating place to visit. 

Battle Abbey Gatehouse

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