The attractive town of Battle gets it name from the Battle of Hastings, which was fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror in 1066. The battle was so significant it changed the course of English history. The town grew up around the Abbey of St Martin which was built by William the Conqueror after the battle. It is said that William vowed that should he win the battle he would build such an abbey. The abbey was built between 1070 and 1094, and the high altar is believed to have been placed on the spot where Harold fell. Today the Abbey ruins and the battlefield are cared for by English Heritage and are well worth a visit. The imposing Abbey gatehouse built circa 1338 can be seen as you look down the length of the High Street.
Battle has some notable Georgian buildings along its High Street. The cottages and houses near the Abbey date from around 1700. The parish church of St Mary was built in Norman times and for the most part is 12th century in construction. It offers the visitor rare 14th century wall paintings and a Norman font amongst other things. At the Northern end of the High Street can be found the Almonry which was built in 1090 and now houses the Town Council and the Battle Museum of Local History.
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Fantastic family fun – 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield is an incredible day out where visitors can relive one of the most famous dates in history. Discover the events that took place with interactive exhibits and the dramatic … more
Group of local people who enjoy cycling and want to improve cycling facilities in Battle, Robertsbridge, and the surrounding “1066” area.
For many years the volunteers who comprise the Christmas Committee of the Battle and District Chamber of Commerce have taken responsibility for organising, coordinating and publicising the town’s Christmas celebrations. These include Santa’s visit to the High Street on the … more
Recently refurbished, this Grade II listed hotel is situated in the heart of the small market town of Battle, opposite the historic site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. There is free Optic WiFi. The restaurant offers locally sourced produce … more
Around 300 years old, The George provides comfortable accommodation for visitors to the historic town of Battle. You can visit the place where English history changed forever, and walk over the battlefield where William the Conqueror stood. The George was … more