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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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Recent Reviews:

  • BLACKBOYS
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Far from the madding crowd
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th July 2019
    The title for this review is perhaps the best description that I am able to give to this gem set within the lovely East Sussex countryside. At first glance one can be forgiven for thinking it is a... Read full review
  • lmwilliams2017
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very pleasant visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th July 2019
    This is a lovely old house with well-kept gardens and grounds. Very interesting to look around the rooms, and the lady telling us about the history was very pleasant. Nice little café, and a few... Read full review
  • CrazynMagical
    Legian, Indonesia
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th July 2019
    Enjoyed a sunny day at this place. Lovely well kept gardens, friendly and helpful staff from all areas-shop, tour guides,cafe staff. The ducks made our day too- I don’t mean to sound ‘quackers’ Just... Read full review

Map & Directions

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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