In East Sussex Battle is just under 30 miles east of Brighton, and famously it is the site of the Battle of Hastings when William Duke of Normandy defeated King Harold II in 1066. At the heart of the picturesque heavily wooded Sussex Weald, Battle has a population of just over 6,000. Places to visit in the town include Battle Abbey dating back to the 11th century and built to memorialise the battle. Little remains of the majority of the Abbey building, although the old Abbey gateway dominates the southern end of the main street. Wartime tunnels built for protection during the Second World War still exist in the town, leading from surrounding fields and cellars to the Abbey.