950th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Hastings At English Heritage - Membership
5th January 1066: the elderly King of England, Edward the Confessor, dies, setting off a chain of events that leads ten months later to the Battle of Hastings.
The Norman Conquest was to transform England, and the impact of the Normans is still visible across the length and breadth of the land. In 2016, 950 years after the Battle of Hastings, find out more about the battle itself and the momentous events of 1066, and explore some of the spectacular castles and great abbeys the Normans built across the land.
Visit the Abbey and Battlefield were the Battle of Hastings was fought with English Heritage and stand at the centre of the landscape where England's future was fought. Imagine the battle as you follow in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror. Uncover the stories of the day, all vividly brought to life in the exhibition and audio tour. Start planning your attack on the country's most famous battlefield and abbey ruins, and experience the atmosphere for yourself here.
With 2016 being the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, visit the Abbey and Battlefield for free when you become a Member of English Heritage. With memberships available from just £41, join here to enjoy unlimited access to over 400 historic places around the country.