Following the latest government recommendations, 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield will be closed until 1 May. During this time we’re keeping open our free-to-enter sites which are unstaffed and have large open spaces.
On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided. Explore abbey ruins and meet the Normans and Saxons on our sculpture trail. Enjoy the gatehouse exhibition revealing the abbey’s role in the country’s future, then head to the roof for stunning views of the battlefield. Allow the stories of battle to unfold and discover its atmosphere for yourself.