Events for 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield

The Battle of Hastings

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield

High Street, Battle, East Sussex

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019

Hear the clash of sword on shield and feel the thunder of galloping hooves, as over 600 warriors clash in the infamous Battle of Hastings re-enactment; an epic festival of displays, activities and re-enactments to keep you awestruck all weekend.

Speak to Norman and Saxon soldiers in their encampments by the famous battlefield, and learn about life in an 11th century army. Meet falconers and admire majestic birds of prey, try your hand at archery and watch superb displays of cavalry horsemanship. Muster your kids for a junior battle of Hastings, or wander along medieval traders row to pick up a special souvenir. You can even get into the spirit of your Norman and Saxon ancestors by trying a horn of mead!

Purchase your tickets online via the English Heritage website, or call the dedicated booking line on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). When booking, please include any children under 5 years of age. Children under 5 years of age are free of charge, but must still have an admission ticket.

Spooky Battle Abbey

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield

High Street, Battle, East Sussex

26th October 2019 - 3rd November 2019

Feeling brave enough to take on the haunted abbey ruins of Battle? Be prepared to be scared this autumn half term as a frighteningly fun day out awaits you.

Wander the grounds with the Abbey's resident ghost hunters and as they tell macabre tales of times gone by. Turn the pages of the Book of the Dead. Have a go at creating creepy crafts and come in fancy dress for the chance to enter a Halloween costume competition. A prize for the best Halloween costume will be awarded to the most spine tingling attire each day!

Keep your wits about you, lest you disturb ghosts of the Abbey's past. Come and join the spooky Halloween adventure - if you dare...

Normal admission prices apply. English heritage members can enjoy these activities free of charge. Ticket price includes entry to the event and site. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking not required, tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.