1066 The Battle of Hastings

Join us for a private and leisurely tour through the beautiful countryside of Sussex where we will visit one of the most famous battlefields in history.

Leaving your hotel in London, we will soon be pasing through the green and pleasant land of the Anglo-Saxons and we will learn all about the threats that King Harold was facing on all sides, his glorious victories and his devasting defeat that led to centuries of effective enemy occupation over England and latterly the British Isles.

First off, we will visit the tiny seaside village of Pevensey.  It was here that King Harolds army was stationed for months in 1066 before heading hundreds of miles north to take on an invading Viking army, tragically leaving the harbour empty at precisely the moment that the Normans landed on the beach.

The ruins of Hastings Castle

The ruins of Hastings Castle

Then onwards to the famous town of Hastings, often mistakenly thought to be the location of the infamous 1066 Battle.  However, that is just one of the many misonceptions and complications relating to this epic battle which actually took place at the small village of Battle…. I wonder where they got that name from.

Here we will visit the ruins of Battle Abbey and visit the battlefield that saw the English and French armies battle each other almost to obliteration before the end came.  We will also stop at the spot where it is thought that King Harold died, fighting until near the very end of this day long bitter battle.

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Battle Abbey

Departure Time:7.30am
City Location: London – Hastings
Duration of Tour: 9 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)

Adult Prices per person including entry fees (child prices available upon request).

1 Adult = £240

2 Adults = £235

3 Adults = £230

4 Adults = £200

For more information or to make a booking, please email yeoldeenglandtours@gmail.com

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