Battle of Hastings

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On 14 October 1066 an army of invading Normans defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex. Now the whole family can discover the exciting story of that fateful day at the very place it happened. A major new exhibition uses film, computer technology and interactive exhibits to bring to life this bloodiest of conflicts. Enjoy the new audio tour of the 100-acre battlefield, stand on the very spot where King Harold was slain and explore the ruins of the atmospheric abbey, built by William the Conquer to commemorate the thousands who died. It is a great day out for the whole family.

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Battle Abbey, 1066 Battle Of Hastings Abbey And Battlefield


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Tales of ghostly galloping in the fields and sightings of King Harold have all been reported. Legend also has it that the blood of the battle's victims runs from this field when it rains. Many people have seen a blood-like liquid on the grass during wet weather, but it's most likely due to the iron ore in the soil.

The nearby Abbey is another hot spot for spectres. Ghosts encountered include phantom monks, a lady in red and a Norman knight. Monks' Walk in the Abbey grounds is probably the best place to try and see a spook as it is locally known as Ghosts' Walk.


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