Detail View: SHIMMER: 1066 Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey

1066 Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey
Image Date: 
21st century
Battle, East Sussex
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Dark tourism ; Tourist attractions
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Battlefield Walk. Story board near the start of the signposted walk around the site of the Battle with a limited views of the site. Regular viewpoints along the signposted visitor walk of the battlefield are supported by story boards. The walk is also supported by an audio tour, using headphones available for hire at the site entrance, which are activated at each story board. Views of the hill and battlefield improve as you progress around the walk. The tourist attraction here is marketed as '1066 Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey'. Unlike the battlefield site at Naseby, see < >, which is now farmland, the Battlefield at Hastings is open to visitors. There are no traces of the actual battle visible, though the landscape remains largely unaltered apart from the Abbey buildings at the top of hill where the English positions were. The high altar of the Abbey is supposed to have been sited on the spot where King Harold was killed.
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Related Information: 
1066 Battle of Hastings. For more information see also English Heritage website at < > .
Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
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Signs and signboards -- England
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Tourism -- England (East Sussex)
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Hastings, Battle of, England, 1066
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Trails -- England
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Heritage tourism -- England (East Sussex)