The Abbey Ruins

Historic Battle Abbey and Battlefield in pictures

The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, is one of the best-known events in England’s history, when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England.

By Justin Lycett
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 7:08 am

The battlefield owes its survival to William the Conqueror, who founded Battle Abbey on the exact spot where Harold died as penance for the bloodshed of the Norman Conquest.

Our gallery of photos were taken on 3/11/2020, just before England's second lockdown on 5/11/2020. For all the latest updates and booking information visit English Heritage.

Photos by Justin Lycett taken around the site and grounds.

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