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Battle of 1066 in Sussex

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The Battle of 1066

The momentous battle between King Harold and the invading William of Normandy is a key event in British history and it all happened here in Sussex.

Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle, 1066 attractions in Sussex

The landing place of William the Conqueror, it was in Pevensey that William built one of two castles following his victory, building on top of a Roman fort.  Explore the castle today with an audio tour and visit the dark dungeons. 

William also built Hastings Castle and the ruins of this can be visited today with an audio visual tour of the 1066 Story.

 

Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey, 1066 attractions in Sussex

The historic battleground at Battle Abbey is well worth a visit and includes a CGI film and audio tour of the battlefield, bringing the historic battle to life. 

Explore the atmospheric Abbey and visit a range of events throughout the year including the chance to have a go at archery and falconry.

 
 
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