King Harold Day at Waltham Abbey, resting place of the last Saxon King


King Harold Day, Waltham Abbey
Saturday 14th October

11am - 5pm

Taking place in the Waltham Abbey Churchyard, Church Street and The Glebe Field behind the Rectory.

£5 adults, children free

The annual commemoration of King Harold at Waltham Abbey, which will include marking the 957th anniversary of the death of King Harold II by placing flowers on the King Harold Memorial.

This year sees the return of stalls and reenactors to this popular and historic event. Viking living history will be provided by the Swords of Penda.

Come and discover the history and heritage surrounding the abbey and its connections to our nation's history from King Harold to the tudors and beyond.

This event is run by the King Harold Day Society.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

M25 (junction 25/26) A121 – Waltham Abbey. The Abbey Church is in Highbridge Street (postcode EN9 1DG).

Car parking is available outside the Abbey Church – free for two hours. Or park in the Cornmill car park behind the Muhinur restaurant, or in the Abbey Gardens car park (accessible from the roundabout on the B194 at the junction of Abbey View and Crooked Mile).

Public Transport Directions

By Rail

To Waltham Cross (1.2 miles) from London Liverpool Street, Hertford East and Cambridge. – Services run approximately every 30 minutes in each direction. For details, contact Greater Anglia.

By Bus

Waltham Abbey is served by several bus routes – for information, refer to Travelline South East and Anglia. Use Find a Timetable and enter Waltham Abbey as the location.

King Harold Day

Type:Heritage & History

Waltham Abbey Church Grounds, The Glebe Field, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1SQ

Tel: 01375 374786

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