About Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Battle Abbey and Battlefield, also known as ‘Hastings Battlefield’, was the site of the Battle of Hastings in October 1066.
The Battle of Hasting saw William, Duke of Normandy, become William I, King of England after defeating King Harold II, who was killed in the conflict. William I is also known as William the Conqueror.
Originally built by William the Conqueror to commemorate those who died in battle, today Battle Abbey is a museum which explores this victory and the events which led up to it as well as its aftermath.
The museum uses a combination of multimedia and traditional exhibits to guide the visitor through the Battle of Hastings and audio guides are available to direct visitors through the 100 acre battlefield in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese.
The medieval Dover Castle is one of Britain’s most significant fortresses and has a fascinating and diverse history.
The Tower of London is a famous fortress and prison originally commissioned by the first Norman king, William the Conqueror.
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