Things to do
Heritage and history, castles and gardens, woodland and seaside, short strolls and long hikes, country pubs and stylish restaurants – you’ll find them all in and around Battle.
The town is best known as the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Battle Abbey, built by William the Conqueror to mark his victory, is open all year and hosts a number of popular events including the proms concert and the bonfire. There are many other historic buildings in the town.
Castles and gardens
There’s so much to see within just a few miles including: Bodiam Castle, a well-preserved 14th Century fortress complete with moat and drawbridge; Bateman’s, the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling; and Great Dixter, one of the very best English gardens.
Battle is surrounded by ancient woodland and stunning scenery. The 1066 Country Walk, which runs for 30 miles from Pevensey to Rye, passes through the centre of Battle. We know the area very well and can recommend long and short walks suitable for different seasons.
The East Sussex coast, just six miles away, has a wide range of attractions including miles of golden sands at Camber; the medieval harbour town of Rye, the modernist De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill (now an excellent venue and gallery), and the busy town of Hastings with its contemporary centre, old town and fishing fleet.
And there’s more
There’s so much to do and see, we could write a book about it. If there’s anything you want to know about the area just ask us.
For more information about Battle follow this link www.battle-sussex.co.uk