Battle (Of The Cash)
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The next place on the list was Battle. The fields at which William The Conquerer and King Harold reputedly had it out. However if you want to visit this vital part of British history it will cost you more than your eye, it'll cost your arm and leg too.
At the site there is also a university in which alot of toffee nosed brats attend and have access to the abbey. There is also a ruined Monestry. The whole area was turned into a kind of defensive monestry some time around 1500's, and even boasts a battlement wall. I feel that the charge for entry is rather...excessive though.
There really isnt alot there to look at bar the ruined monestry...the battle location is merely a field, which you cannot go on. Walk anywhere else on the site outside the signs and your likely to be accosted by the colleges security. It costs £3 irrespective of time spent to park at the Abbey car park (although if your intelligent you'll follow someone out without having to pay) and entry for adults was around £6/7. Overall i was there about 15-20 minutes as i was so bored (although it was very pretty theres not particularily much to do.) So 20 minutes cost me 50p per minute. It would have been cheaper to talk to someone on my mobile!
But price aside, its an important place to visit for any mothers child.