This website is dedicated to presenting information about the town of Battle from a touristic and a historical point of view. Visitors of this web page can find info about accommodation in Battle, like hotels, B & B’s, hostels etc. Other useful notions include places to dine, like restaurants, diners, bars, pubs, cafés, cafeterias and other eateries, things to do and see in the town of Battle and so on.
The picturesque town of Battle was named after the famous Battle of Hastings. As it is popular knowledge and a part of the history curriculum of many elementary schools and high schools in the English speaking world, the Battle of Hastings was one of the main events that led to the Norman conquest of England. This historical, bloody battle was raged between the Saxons, led by Harold Godwinson, last Anglo Saxon King of England and the Normans (Normandy was a region in the north of France), led by William the Conqueror in 1066.
The battle of Hastings was of great significance to the course of English history and it had extensive, deep implications that extended not only to the political and geographical map of the world but also to the linguistic aspects of the English language that is spoken today all over the world. The town of Battle’s characteristic look is a mix between medieval, Georgian architecture and rural houses and picturesque cottages.
Among the most popular destinations in the town of Battle are the Abbey from the 18th century, the parish church of St Mary, from the 12th century and the Almonry, built in 1090. There are also a few casinos located in different hotels in Battle, anything ranging from 3 to 5 star hotels. If you are a gambling aficionado, then you will surely be able to enjoy a round of roulette for fun as well as many other typical, exciting casino games.