Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey is located in the village of Battle, Sussex. While the abbey is partially ruined, a significant amount of the structure remains, including the dorter (dormitory), reredorter (communal privy), common room and fortified gatehouse. 

The walk in front of the wall provides a good view of the battlefield. The crypt is all that remains of the original chapel built by William of Normandy. This was supposedly built near the spot of where Harold fell in battle.

  • Ruined - Some ruined, but can still access some inside rooms
    Moat - No
  • Dungeons - No
  • Battlements - No
  • Interior - exhibitions and gift shop
  • Parking - Yes
  • Refreshments - in village of Battle
  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Public Access - Year round, see official web site for hours
  • Location - Near Hastings, A21 onto the A2100 to Battle, at South end of High St.
  • Official web site http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/conProperty.170
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