Battle Abbey and the Battle field
Visit the famous Battle Abbey and the battle field where the Battle of Hastings took place using a fascinating exhibition by English Heritage featuring CGI film and interactive displays tells the story of the great battle and paints a picture of England at the time of the conquest. The audio tour of the battlefield itself brings the momentous day to life. Explore the atmospheric abbey ruins and stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died.
Located on Battle high street the Almonry Gardens are the perfect complement to a busy day's sightseeing in Battle. Surrounding the Battle Museum of Local History and the Almonry House itself, the award-winning gardens are an oasis of tranquility.Lovingly tended, the gardens are managed by Beautiful Battle, a band of dedicated volunteers whose aim it is to keep the environment of Battle and immediate surrounds looking spick an span.
Battle Museum of local history
Following its refurbishment in 2003, the museum is now incredibly popular and houses the world's oldest effigy of Guy Fawkes. The peculiar origins of the 'Battel Guy Fawkes' can be traced to the early 1700s when we know of the existence of the Battel custom of decapitating the Guy and throwing the body on the fire.
In keeping with its history of making gunpowder, one of the more notorious fireworks made in Battle was called Battle Rouser. But because of their reputation they were banned by the Home Office in 1950s. Two examples of these can be seen in the museum which is also home to the only Battle of Hastings axe ever to be recovered.
Sedlescombe oraganic vineyard
England's oldest organic vineyard, established in 1979. A woodland nature trail forms part of the vineyard self- guided tour. Watch organic farming in practice and taste wine, juices, liqueurs, cider and beer.
Built in 1385, by Sir Edward Dallyngrigge, Bodiam Castle is set in open parkland and approached through a series of medieval water features, including a picturesque spring- filled moat. Appearing almost complete from outside, inside the extent of the damage incurred over the years becomes evident. However it is easy to imagine how this once grand home would have been, with its chapel, Sir Edward's family quarters, Great Hall and Great Kitchen. An investigation of the towers gives access to the roof and wonderful views of the Rother Valley.
It is also possible to catch a train at Battle station and explore many other local places here are just a few:
Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, tropical sharks, stingrays, giant octopus and hundreds of other incredible aquatic creatures. Explore the dazzling beauty of a coral reef and journey through the spectacular tropical ocean display in a transparent underwater tunnel.
Over 40 living displays recreate amazing undersea habitats from local waters to exotic seas. Informative, entertaining talks and feeding displays throughout the day.
Great fun for all the family as ou explore the sandstone caves and discover plenty of surprisesin many a darkened corner... are you prepared to be scared?
Deep in the heart of Hastings West hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acresof caverns that conceal Hasting thrilling history of smugglers, boot leggers and warring gangs.
West Hill Lift
The United Kingdom's steepest funicular railway is not only a structure of national importance but also a source of immense local pride.
The lift's charming lower station is in traffic-free George Street which is full of continental-style cafés, artshops and bookshops.
The West Hill itself offers some of the town's most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the Channel, the busiest sea lane on the world. It was on this hilltop that Hastings resident John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments.
East Hill Lift
The East Hill Lift provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Medieval and tudor buildings set in 7 acres of beutiful gardens, Elizabethan grand barn indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, regular events held through out the year.
National pinetum, explore one of the finest selection of conifers in the world. Walk through a beautiful landscape of over 12,000 trees. Adventure in a world of trees where you can cycle, walk, run, ride or play
Things to do
Whilst you are visiting us at the bull inn battle there are plenty of things to do in the local area and to help you discover what this county has to offer we have compiled a list of our favourites that we feel every vistor must see! For more information on each attraction just click on the picture