Posted 2 June 2011 by Andrew Gardner
Castles, cathedrals and the Cavern Club, historians make their choices in key sites for Britain's past.for a new book that has been published by BBC Books today.
Battle Abbey in East Sussex has been placed in the top ten in a book covering 100 places that made Britain. Battle Abbey was of course where Harold lost both his crown and his life to William the Conqueror in 1066.
David Musgrove, who edited the book, spent months visiting the ruins, industrial landscapes, archaeological sites, castles and cathedrals, and odd corners once brushed by the hand of history checking out the 100 places nominated by scores of historians. Many are internationally renowned, including Canterbury Cathedral, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Blenheim Palace. Our own Battle Abbey is in exalted company!
If you would like to learn more about Battle Abbey, read about it on our 'Places to visit' pages. It is one of 55 attractions we have here across East Sussex, West Sussex and the South Downs into East Hampshire. Stay in a holiday cottage in East Sussex near to Battle in 1066 Country and also visit nearby Great Dixter House and Gardens, Bodiam Castle and take a ride on the East Sussex and Kent Railway from Bodiam and Northiam over the border into Kent.