Michelham Priory

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

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A table filled with a medieval feast at Michelham Priory, near Hailsham, East Sussex.

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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 the cake in our cafe or a visit to the 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!

The house has also appeared on the TV series Most Haunted.

Why not stay longer?

If you're visiting with children, check out the nearby Knockhatch or Drusillas adventure parks. Or take a visit to pretty Pevensey, the spot where the Normans landed in 1066, or Herstmonceux with its fantastic observatory and moated castle. You'll find plenty of places to stay, eat and drink.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.80 per ticket
Child£5.20 per ticket
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)£28.00 per ticket
Student / Senior£9.80 per ticket

See website for more details.

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Recent Reviews:

  • 1234edward1234
    Classic Car Show 16th August 2020
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st September 2020
    I am writing to express my sincere thanks for your hard work, courage and determination in arranging the Classic Car show at your beautiful and fascinating venue. Normally our weekends are booked... Read full review
  • Ruthsmum
    Alton in Hampshire
    Relaxing, interesting and friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th November 2020
    We had come to the area specifically to visit the Priory. We were there on an autumn afternoon and it was really lovely. The grounds are pleasant to stroll around with lawns, a little herb garden... Read full review
  • Givparis
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A stunning piece of history!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th December 2020
    Lovely place with lovely people. Ended up visiting the priory on a beautiful day which made exploring the grounds even more delightful. Crazy to think of the dates that many of the artefacts belong... 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

February half term (15 Feb 2021 - 23 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Michelham Priory is open throughout the year for Groups, School Groups, Events and Weddings please contact us for details.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021

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