This website uses cookies to help us make your user experience better. To find out more, see our privacy policy.

Looking for a Hotel around Battle?

Sedlescombe Golf Hotel … find out more

Battle

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.

Other Towns and Villages Near Battle

Event

What's On in Battle?

  • Spring Fair

    Saturday 28th March @ 10:00am
    Location: Ashburnham

    Spring Fair at Ashburnham Village Hall. Friendly Spring Fair, organised by Ashburnham & Penhurst WI. Local food and craft producers. ... more

  • Easter Fun

    Saturday 28th March for 16 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Battle

    Come along and join in the fun at Yesterday’s World this Easter. Children can take part in the Easter quiz ... more

  • Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

    Saturday 28th March @ 11:00am
    Location: St Leonards

    Spring Clean Your Wardrobe Practical Workshop with an Image Coach and Smart Guide to cost effective styling smart way to ... more

  • SAS Big Spring Beach Clean

    Sunday 29th March @ 11:00am
    Location: Hastings

    Please join us on Hastings beach and be part of a nationwide beach clean happening over March and April. If ... more

  • ESSPA's 'Sleeping Beauty'

    Wednesday 1st April for 2 days @ 7:15pm
    Location: Bexhill-on-Sea

    Not sure how to entertain the family during the Easter Holidays? Then come along to see ESSPA’s innovative musical production ... more

  • Battle Annual Marbles Match

    Friday 3rd April @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Local teams compete in the traditional annual competition dating back to 1945. Local pubs and clubs enter teams of 5 ... more

  • Easter Egg Hunt - Battle Museum

    Friday 3rd April for 4 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Easter Egg Hunt 50p per child. Adults admission £2 at Battle Museum, The Almonry, High Street Battle East Sussex TN33 ... more

  • Easter Adventure Quest - Battle Abbey

    Friday 3rd April for 4 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Young adventurers wanted this Easter. Meet one of the abbey monks who needs your help. Rise to the challenge on ... more

  • Easter at the Museum

    Friday 3rd April for 3 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Battle

    Easter at the Museum, Venue: Battle Museum of Local History, The Almonry, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0EA. For further details ... more

  • Saffron Gallery - The Garden of England

    Saturday 4th April @ 9:00am
    Location: Battle

    The Spring exhibition, 'Garden of England', is a seasonally uplifting show focusing on all things flora, fauna and outdoors - ... more

Message

Battle Message Board