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Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Lovely gardens In The Spring and excellent exhibition of the old rope factory in hailsham

A very lovely garden to stroll around followed by a good cup of tea in the cafe. In the same... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Lower Dicker, United Kingdom
We got her later than intended but well worth the visit

The plan was to have lunch at the Giants Rest and make our way to The Priory. We had just over an... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Lewes, United Kingdom
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Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th Century. Inside the house you can discover the history of the site from Medieval times right up to its use during WW2. Hands on activities, trails and dressing up keep the children amused!Outside we have extensive gardens, moat, working watermill, forge, Elizabethan barn, playground, and replica Bronze age roundhouse.At the weekends you can have a go at archery with the Bowmen, and recently opened in 2013 is the interactive Medieval gallery in the gatehouse.Many special events run throughout the season, please check the website for details.Michelham Priory has ample parking, shop, cafe and picnic area.
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Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

A very lovely garden to stroll around followed by a good cup of tea in the cafe. In the same courtyard, visit the exhibition of the old rope factory, made even more interesting if the blacksmith has got the forge fired up.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The plan was to have lunch at the Giants Rest and make our way to The Priory. We had just over an hour to visit the House/Priory. Fo ( Delicious home cooked food and lots of gluten free offerings as well!!) Found that we had...More

Thank JCB1132b
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The priory was extremely interesting to explore with references to its origin and information about its use in WW2 when evacuees stayed there. There is plenty to see outside including a replica Bronze Age roundhouse. There is also a play area for children across one...More

Thank sunflower189
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

£7 to get in was disappointed this year with the lack of stalls , every year have been and seems to be getting less and less each year , big shame as it gets you in the mood for Christmas ended up going to Amex...More

Thank pjb1812
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love to take my toddler here for walks around the grounds and to see the ducks. The ducks are... well, some would say 'friendly' others would say 'intimidating'! They are certainly not afraid of humans and will sit underneath your picnic bench nipping at...More

Thank Bekah E
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited here whilst of holiday in Hastings, and what a great choice for a day out! The house was great, with something for the children to do and learn about in each room. They loved getting hands on with the old scales, dressing up,...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautiful building with very helpful guides lots of interesting exhibits especially the room with artefacts from the 1940's. Lovely grounds well worth paying 50p for bag of duck food just for the entertainment of watching them gobble it all up. Could easily spend a day...More

Thank Len T
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped this historical building on the map and then saw a sign by the road that for the weekend we were in the area they had a Medieval weekend. We went and really enjoyed our visit. The priory was fascinating, the grounds beautiful and...More

Thank 30Annemarie16
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Total tranquillity and escapism only a few miles from maelstrom of the A22/A27. Signposting on the A22 is not helpful, by the way; easy to miss the turning. Once there, it is a delightful and large site to explore. Very wide moat around the site...More

Thank john592
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a lovely visit to this lovely priory, which is set in beautiful grounds and completely surrounded by a lovely moat. Visitors fully catered for with a fine cafe. Prices set at sensible levels - £7.80 for concessions. A great place to spend a...More

Thank NEIL A
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28 July 2016|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
About £9.00 but there are discounts for families - Chekc the web site
Paula D
23 September 2015|
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Response from SussexPast | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Michelham Priory is currently open 10.30am to 5pm. November and until 20th December we open 11am to 4pm. The site then closes for a short period and reopens on 15th February. 2015 Admission... More