Battle Abbey and Battlefield

This weekend we were in Hastings visiting family. My Dad and and his wife recently had twin boys, so I met my brothers for the first time. They are so tiny! I hadn’t realised how much my son had grown until I picked up the smallest twin and he was as light as a feather.

I love Hastings. It’s where I lived for the first seven years of my life, so there are lots of things to do in the area that I have done several times before. This time we wanted to do something different and what better than the thing that “1066 Country” is famous for – Battle Abbey and Battlefield.

It is an English Heritage site, so if you are a member then it would be free to get in with your membership.
The last time I went to Battle it was on my year 8 History trip, and all I remember is the battlefield. A lot has changed since then, they have added a play area for the children which kept the children entertained for longer than usual because the play equipment was different to anything they have seen before.

There is a trail around the edge of the battlefield with wooden sculptures of soldiers on the way round. We really enjoyed our walk, and the kids wanted to pose for funny photographs with/on/under/around the sculptures.

Unfortunately we didn’t see much of the Abbey during this visit.

You can find more information about visiting Battle Abbey and Battlefield on the English Heritage website

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