1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield Discovery Visit Guide

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

This educational resource from English Heritage gives teachers everything they need to know about their expert-led Discovery Visit at Battle, Abbey and Battlefield.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Key Subjects: Drama, English, History
Links to National Curriculum: Yes

This guide for 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield has been designed to support teachers and group leaders on a Discovery Visit at the site. 

This versatile guide can be adapted for each class and study group’s needs.  The resource collates all the information into one guide so you can prepare for your upcoming Discovery Visit.

Resources link to Drama, English and History. This education pack supports students in KS1 – KS4.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4




This resource was created by English Heritage.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield

What better way to learn about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings than by walking in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and King Harold at Battle Abbey? Standing where history was made, your students will better understand the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and beyond.

“A fantastic educational experience for the whole class; the Battle of Hastings was brought to life with battle cries, sword swinging and fantastic scenery that inspired all the pupils.”
Hannah Vaughan, KS2 teacher

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