Welcome to Battle
Battle is a small town in East Sussex, a short way north of Hastings. It takes its name from being the site of the Battle of Hastings. Though small, Battle has several interesting historical sites dotted around it, such as Battle Abbey, a partially ruined Benedictine abbey that was erected to commemorate the battle. Today, the old town is home to many high street chains, local, independent shops, and homely pubs.
Be intrigued by Rother
The Rother area of East Sussex, sometimes referred to as ‘1066 country’ offers visitors an incredible combination of picturesque coast and rolling Sussex countryside, all of it scattered with historical sites tied to a significant turning point in Saxon-era English history. The charming towns along this stretch of coast are home to sites like Battle Abbey, and Hastings Castle, one of the first structures erected by the Norman invaders.
Give yourself chills at The True Crime Museum
Hastings' True Crime Museum is one of Sussex’s most shocking attractions, and an absolute must for anyone with an interest in the dark world of gangsters, serial killers, forensic science, and bizarre crimes of passion. Here, visitors can get a close-up look at such haunting exhibitions as the acid containers used by English serial killer John George Haigh, and a range of cruel weapons seized from some of Britain’s most feared gangsters.
Planning a trip to Battle? Travelodge Hastings Hotel is a 20-minute drive away, and Travelodge Hellingly Eastbourne Hotel can be reached in less than half an hour.