The name Battle comes from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror. William the conqueror built the Abbey of St Martin of which the town grew up.

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Tourist Information, Battle Abbey, Gatehouse, Battle, TN33 0AD

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