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Tourism

The town attracts tourists not only to the Battlefield and Abbey but also to its huge bonfire which is held in November right in the centre of the town “square”.


Attractions

The Battlefield – The site of the “Battle of Hastings”
Battle Abbey – Built to commemorate the victory by William I.
Yesterday’s World – A display of everyday life from the 15th century onwards. Battle Museum – Displaying many local historical artefacts.
Blackhorse Quarry - A site of prehistoric interest which has produced many fossil bones and teeth including iguanodon and crocodiles.


Transport

Road – The A2100 passes trough the town from the north where it connects to the A21 London to Hastings trunk road. It rejoins the A21 further south at St Leonards on Sea.
Rail – Battle railway station is on the main line from London (Charing Cross) to Hastings.


Brief History

The Romans had ironworks around the area from 43AD. There were Saxon settlements surrounding what was to become the town of Battle at Crowhurst, Telham and Beauport. Gunpowder was later manufactured in the town particularly in the Powdermill Lane area.


Famous People

Keane – Rock band


Approximate Population

Approximately 6,170 in 2007


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Battle
88 High Street, Battle TN33 0AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 773 721


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