Hastings, 14th October, 1066 (1 or 2 Days)

Hastings was a battle that involved perhaps no more than 15,000 men, lasted a little over nine hours yet irrevocably changed the future of England. By nightfall on the 14th October, 1066, Anglo-Saxon rule had come to an abrupt & bloody end. William, the bastard Duke of Normandy, had become William the Conqueror. His opponent, Harold Godwinson & a large proportion of the Anglo-Saxon nobility lay dead on the field. In effect, an entire political, economic & social order had been decapitated.

Hastings also marked the dawn of a new age of warfare. The shield-wall had had its day. The mounted knight now came to dominate the battlefield for the next 250 years.

Hastings, 1066: Suggested ItinerariesBayeux_Tapestry_Death_of_King_Harold

One-Day Tour includes:
Local pick-up & travel to the south coast to visit:
Pevensey Bay
The battlefield at Hasting including Caldbec & Senlac Hills
Hastings Visitor Centre & Battle Abbey
Lunch period in/near Hastings
Hastings Castle; the first Norman castle in England
Depart from Hasting & return to drop-off point(s)

 

Two-Day Tour includes:Hastings-Re-enactment
Day 1: Hastings Visitor Centre, battlefield & Battle Abbey as above. Overnight in/near Hastings on B&B basis.
Day 2: Morning at leisure in Eastbourne followed by
a visit to the Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum
Depart from Eastbourne & return to drop-off point(s)

 

Alternative Visits:
Arundel Castle

 

One-day tours are suitable for groups located up to 120 miles from Hastings. Two-day tours are more suitable for groups located between 120 & 240 miles from Hastings. Longer tours can be arranged for groups that are further away. Local pick-up & return times will be dependent upon your group’s location.

Prices

All prices based on 40 paying passengers plus 2 free places. Quotations available for smaller groups between 20 & 39.

1-day tours from £65 per person 2-day tours from £135 per person

Further Details

All tours include a Tour Guide, local pick-up, coach and B&B accommodation as well as entrance fees, tour notes and maps. For further information or to obtain a free quotation, contact our office on 01244 340 777 or email info@wartours.com or complete an Enquiry Form.

Making a Booking

When you decide to book a tour, please complete the details on the Booking Form and return it to our address together with your deposit.  Our terms and Conditions for Groups are available on the website (see footer below).

Hastings: Useful Links

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Hastings, 1066 Battle Abbey Pevensey Castle

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