17 July 2019

UK/Éire Trip Day 12 - Pevensey & Battle

km ridden today: 151
km ridden total: 1392
Photos today: 426
Photos total: 3390
Castles/Palaces total: 2
Pubs visited total: 3 
Churches/Cathedrals total: 8
Ferries total: 2
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Another beautiful day.
First stop was Pevensey Castle 
"Beginning in the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand. It was the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066."
It was so nice and peaceful and then two bus loads of teenagers turned up.
Then it was riding down along the coast and finally there were no hedges blocking the view. This was the best riding and scenery so far. The photos do not do it justice.
Next stop was Battle Abbey where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. 

"The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, is one of the best-known events in England’s history, when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England. The battlefield owes its survival to the founding by William the Conqueror of Battle Abbey on the site as penance for the bloodshed. Much of the battlefield became part of the abbey’s great park, which formed the core of a country estate after the abbey’s suppression in 1538."
Dinner T-Bone (yummm) and a pint of 
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