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I had been looking forward to this day for ages! As the real date of the battle was the 14th October, we decided to travel down south a week before to avoid getting caught among tonnes of people.
Battle Abbey was up first, only £7.80 to get in if you are not English Heritage members, and you get a free audio tour of the battlefield and the abbey itself :). Some of the field was sectioned off as the event last year did a fair bit of damage, but it was still incredible to think we were standing where potentially either Harold or William stood on that fateful day.

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The views were absolutely stunning and I felt a tear run my cheek as I breathed in the scent of the battle itself (sorry, that's Rebecca the poet there) but yes, I felt quite emotional.

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We then sped off for Hastings itself, grabbed lunch then explored Hastings castle, the first Norman castle built in England (correct me if I am wrong!). The scenery, again stunning.

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I ruined a pair of black shoes whilst walking around Battle... luckily my old battered boots were in the back of the car!

dress - topshop (£25 in the sale)
cardigan - topshop (£15 in the sale)
boots - new look (£30, 5 years ago)
bag - ebay (£20)
coat - topshop factory second (£40 via ebay)


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