Just a short distance north of Hastings is Battle, which was the site of the famous Battle of Hastings that took place here in 1066 between King Harold and William the Conqueror.
Battle Abbey Gatehouse, High Street, Battle
Tel (01424) 773721
Open Jan-Mar 10am-4pm daily; Apr-Sep 9.30am-5.30pm daily; Oct 10am-5pm daily; Nov-Dec 10am-4pm daily
Battle is accessible from Hastings by train and bus 5.
Battle Abbey stands on the battlefield where the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, when invading Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons. The abbey was founded in 1070, but little of the original Norman building remains and most of what you see today dates from the 14th century.
High Street, Battle
Tel (01424) 773792
Open Jan-Mar 10am-4pm daily; Apr-Sep 10am-6pm daily; Oct-Dec 10am-4pm daily
This small museum has exhibits relating to local history from the days of the dinosaurs to the present day.
The Almonry, High Street, Battle
Tel (01424) 775955
Open Apr-Oct Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2pm-5pm