1066 The Battle of Hastings

Re-live the atmosphere and tension more than 950 years on, as more than 1,066 Norman and Saxon soldiers clash in this special anniversary Battle of Hastings. Step foot in the encampments, see the displays, meet the falconers, and the cavalry. Have a go at archery and have fun in a kids battle, meet the authors, visit the medieval traders and perhaps try a pint of mead. Witness the action on the date that changed history and immerses yourself in medieval life. An action-packed and entertaining event for all the family.

The Battle of Hastings fought on 14 October 1066, is the most famous battle in English history. There is widespread consensus among historians that William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey in penance for the bloodshed at the battle and to commemorate his great victory, on the very spot where he defeated King Harold. Recently it has been suggested, however, that the battle was not fought here. Several alternative locations have been put forward, including Crowhurst, about three miles south of Battle, and Caldbec Hill, about a mile to the north. Advocates of both sites claim that the Battle Abbey monks invented the association between their abbey and the battlefield, which first appears in the Chronicle of Battle Abbey, written in the late 12th century.

  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
Sightseeing:
Itinerary:

08:45 meet at Ibis London City Hotel, 5 Commercial St, E1 6BF (near Aldgate East Station); 09:00 departure; 11:30-17:00 Battle of Hastings (please buy tickets in advance from £3.51); 17:00 departure; 19:00 London, Aldgate East.

Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.

Participation includes:

  • transport throughout the tour with an English-speaking driver-tour manager
  • experienced IAM, RoSPA and Pass Plus qualified driver
  • expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during the trip
  • tea during the bus tour

The price does not include:

  • tourist guide
  • entry fees
  • travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects, personal trekking insurance)

What to bring:

  • walking shoes
  • dress for the weather
  • water bottle
  • umbrella
  • photo camera
  • phone charger
  • friendly attitude and good manners ?

That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!

Tour-Manager: Edward – 07828487388 

Please note: By default, most of our group tours are designed for the Russian speaking community, therefore, the audio cd record is played in the Russian language. 

This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on info@evebus.com with email subject “Private tours”.

09:00 14/10/2018

19:00 14/10/2018

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The tour is over, but available for pre-order. For this contact us