The nearest station to 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield is Battle, which is just half a mile east of the site. Battle station is operated by Southeastern and served by trains from nearby Hastings, and the London stations of Charring Cross and Cannon Street - services from the capital take approximately an hour and a half. 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield is about 10 minutes' walk from Battle station.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee kiosk. Mornings only
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
This station has a degree of step-free access to the platform, which may be in both directions or in one direction only - please check details - Step free access to platform 1 from main entrance for services to London. There is no step free access to Platform 2. Step only access via footbridge to platform 2 for services towards Hastings.
|Toilets notes||Booking Hall - Available during staffing hours|
|Staff Help notes|
*Helpline closed on Christmas Day This station is not continuously staffed please see staffing times for details of when staff Assistance is available.
|Customer Service notes|
This station has Secure station accreditation - For more information contact 0345 322 7021
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Saba Park Solutions UK Limited|
|Car parking spaces||255|
|Cycle storage spaces||30|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is not available at the station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
About the 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
English Heritage bills 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield as 'the landscape where England's future was fought' - this is where King Harold's Anglo-Saxons met William the Conqueror's Norman invaders for a decisive battle that would shape the future of the nation. Nowadays the battlefield has a sombre yet peaceful mood, scattered with wildflowers and surrounded by bird-filled trees and hedgerows. For a blow-by-blow account of the battle, explore the field with the aid of the English Heritage audio guide.
Next up, head for the abbey ruins and follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. Take in the inspiring 13th century architecture and stonework and visit the exact spot where King Harold is said to have died. There's yet more history to be found in the Gatehouse Museum, located in the former 14th century abbey gatehouse. See life through the eyes of the monks who once inhabited this great space, and examine ancient artefacts found in the ruins of the old monastery. If you're in need of a break after all that, then make your way to the Battle Abbey cafe for a spot of afternoon tea and cake in beautiful historic surroundings.