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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£11.55 per ticket
Child£5.50 per ticket
Family£29.70 per ticket
Student / Senior£10.05 per ticket

See website for more details.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    214
  • Very Good
    95
  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • Barry S
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Sussex Past
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th October 2019
    Michelham Priory House and Gardens should be on your to do list if you are anywhere near Upper Dicker.Check the web site for any festivals or events. 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)

What's Nearby

  1. Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, features a Petting Farm, Owl Sanctuary Centre,…

    1.02 miles away
  2. Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, the award-winning Drusillas Park in East…

    3.67 miles away
  3. This Windmill in Beggars Lane BN24 5EA. The Mill was built in 1875/6 for Samuel Dallaway…

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    5.54 miles away
  2. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th Century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies…

    5.56 miles away
  3. 16th century court room housing local museum with prison cells below. Site of Norman…

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  4. A Roman fortress built in the 4th as a defence against Saxon pirates, containing a ruined…

    6.15 miles away
  5. A Church or Priory has existed as a place of worship on the site of St. Nicolas, since…

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  6. Pevensey, a village that boasts an impressive historical background also has a lot to…

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  7. Located within a few minutes’ walk of the seafront and town centre, Egerton Park offers…

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  10. Bexhill's traditional seafront is punctuated by some fantastic pieces of modernist…

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  11. Take a trip around the picturesque Manor Gardens, with wonderfully colourful plants and…

    11.58 miles away
  12. This picturesque area of Bexhill is home to some fine examples of Georgian architecture…

    11.69 miles away
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