Stormin’ Normans in Battle re-enactment

A previous Battle of Hastings re-enactment
A previous Battle of Hastings re-enactment

English Heritage’s Battle of Hastings re-enactment returns to 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11.

Hundreds of re-enactors from across the UK and France, will array on the battlefield along with the horses of the Norman cavalry.

With the wood smoke drifting from the white tented encampments the scene is set for the epic clash that defined English history.

A packed programme will keep the whole family entertained throughout the day.

Get up close to the knights and their horses in the cavalry encampment.

Immerse yourself in medieval life: Watch the chain mail and weaponry makers and take an entertaining look at the Bayeux Tapestry.

Discover the events leading up to the battle in our specially commissioned play.

Marvel at the medieval falconry and see if you have what it takes in the have-a-go archery.

Pre-booking is recommended. For tickets and further information please visit or call 0870 333 1183.

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