Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Honeymoon, England VIII - Hastings and Battle

Our flight was scheduled to leave very early on Wednesday, so we decided to leave very early on Tuesday, drive to see where the Battle of Hastings took place, then spend the night near the airport. We were very glad we did. This was just on the road to Hastings. The cities surrounds it are introduced with signs reading "Welcome to 1066 Country". I really turned into a little kid:

The old city, just outside the medieval gate to the cathedral built by William the Conqueror:

The medieval gate:

Here is where the famous battle took place. Yes it's a field, but it is AWESOME!

Just behind us was a cathedral, so we walked this path and read a blow-by-blow account of the battle. It was really, really neat. Once again, I felt like a little kid:

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