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Michelham Priory

Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

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Michelham Priory

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Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great day out for all the family.

The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house in World War II. On this picturesque island you can explore the magnificent Tudor mansion, impressive 14th-century gatehouse, working watermill and forge.

Kids can play in the replica Bronze Age roundhouse and playground plus engage with the plenty of hands on activities throughout the site, or enjoy visit the cake or Dovecote shop.

Outside relax in the seven acres of gardens and grounds, take a walk around the moat, discover the recreated cloister, physic and kitchen gardens or visit on one of the many special events throughout the year. There is plenty inside and out at Michelham Priory to keep the family entertained all day, eleven months of the year!

 

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4.5 of 5 stars
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    213
  • Very Good
    95
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Recent Reviews:

  • DIYMe
    London
    Good half day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th August 2019
    Car park looked busy but it was a really tranquil place to visit, as there is plenty of space to disperse visitors. Interesting house to look around (but doesn't take very long maybe 3/4 hr), pretty... Read full review
  • CWB7R
    Littlehampton, United Kingdom
    Great family few hours
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th August 2019
    Popped in over the summer holidays and were greeted by a very warm welcome from the lovely lady at the ticket desk. Very interesting tour of the house and the gardens were great. Nice little... Read full review
  • Pinkertonx
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Tranquil gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    We didn't have time to look around the priory and spent some considerable time in the extensive gardens; the colourful herbaceous borders, wildflower areas and the lovely walk across the river down... Read full review

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Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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