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.
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