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Battle in East Sussex

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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What's On in Battle?

  • Vegetarian/Vegan Dinner

    Thursday 8th October
    Location: Battle

    Tasting Menu, 5 Course Meal £26.50 per person. ... more

  • Battle of Hastings Re-enactment Weekend

    Saturday 10th October for 2 days
    Location: Battle

    Special events and activities in and around Battle during the Re-enactment weekend. ... more

  • Special Activities at the Museum

    Sunday 11th October for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Special activities for Re-enactment Weekend. Venue: Battle Museum of Local History, The Almonry, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0EA. For further ... more

  • French Wine Dinner

    Thursday 15th October @ 7:15pm
    Location: Battle

    French Wine Dinner. Venue: Nobles Restaurant, 17 High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AE. Call 01424 774422 to book. ... more

  • Pure Arts Fair 2015

    Saturday 24th October for 10 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Battle

    Pure Arts Fair 2015 at PowderMills Hotel Battle. ... more

  • Ghostly Facts at the Museum

    Monday 26th October for 5 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Unearth ghostly facts about Battle. Venue: Battle Museum of Local History, The Almonry, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0EA. For further ... more

  • Wild Board & Game Dinner

    Thursday 29th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Battle

    01424 774422 - Reservations Only. As Part of The Wild Boar and Game Festival ... more

  • Wild Boar & Game Dinner

    Thursday 29th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Battle

    In-conjunction with Wild Boar Week - 5 Course Tasting Menu. £29.50 per person. ... more

  • ELF - Every Last Friday - Live Music

    Friday 30th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Battle

    Live Music - 6 Different Acts 20 Minute Set Each. Free. ... more

  • Total Body Toning

    Wednesday 4th November @ 9:15am
    Location: Robertsbridge

    A weekly fitness class in Robertsbridge Village Hall every Tuesday morning. A fun toning class for all abilities and ages, ... more


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