"The Battle of Battle?" Top 5 Page for this destination Battle by planxty
Battle Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 136 photos
Well, the name sort of gives it away really. The village of Battle in the beautiful Sussex countryside is actually the site of the so-called Battle of Hastings, perhaps the most famous battle in English history. It was here that Duc William of Normandy defeated King Harald and the Saxons (with Harald dying in the process, shot in the eye allegedly) and thereby irrevocably changing English culture.
Nowadays the battlefield and the attached Battle Abbey are the village's prime attractions and draw many visitors. There is definitely a touristy feel to the place, which is reflected in the prices, but it is still a must see for anyone at all interested in English history.
Sorry about the flash reflection in this one, but I just loved the picture through the mullioned widow.
- Pros:A classic historical site.
- Cons:Slightly touristy and expensive - can get crowded.
- In a nutshell:A must see for history buffs.
Update August 2013. Readers of my pages here on Virtual Tourist will know that I like to keep my tips as up to date as... more travel advice
This is part of the same site as the 1066 battlefield and the admission price of £5:30 for adults covers both. The Abbey... more travel advice
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