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Battle Abbey

Famous site of the Battle of Hastings where William conquered Harold's Saxon army in 1066. Now it's a peaceful Sussex market town.

In 1085 William commissioned the Doomsday Book - a survey/census of the entire country was taken - a vast undertaking at that time where every little lowly croft and hut and their inhabitants were counted. Read more about this ancient and historic book at this site:

Domesday Book

Battle in the 21st Century

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty, quaint, historic
  • Cons:expensive, busy.
  • In a nutshell:Worth a visit if you are in East Sussex
  • Last visit to Battle: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    I've had many enjoyable visits to Battle but none so far for Bonfire Night. I know what you mean about all that money going up in smoke, but your photos have captured the fireworks so well :-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2008 at 4:46 AM

    Ah, Battle of Hastings and Doomsday Book - school memories come back :-))

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00 AM

    yep - i agree abut fireworks - used to live close to the showground and for 2 weeks every year every night - fireworks - got boring

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Fabulous firework pictures. You seem to have found a good selection of tea-shoppes !

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2007 at 7:12 AM

    Thanks Maria, now I know that the battle in Hastings really occured in Battle! Battle Bonfire Night is something very special as well. Never heard about such a custom... Very interesting!

  • Feb 2, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    official site of pilgrims rest is www.pilgrims-battle.co.uk :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 3:14 PM

    That railway station looks more like a church to me, but I guess everything does in that part of the world. Glad you gave that poor stranded fellow a ride. I actually toured the battlefield at Battle once, at the behest of my then-ten-year-old son.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2006 at 1:58 PM

    Thanks for the up to date service about the 5th of November customs... on your page built on the 5th of November ...well done .... :-)

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 9:47 AM

    Fabulous photos from the Bonfire night! That fire looks big enough to keep the whole county warm!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 2:42 AM

    I like bonfires, too. I think I have been to Battle when I was in Hastings.

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