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Michelham Priory

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Address: Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1323 844224
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Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th...

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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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 hour to visit the House/Priory. Fo ( Delicious home cooked food and lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 time to get an idea of the garden too. Interesting history and to know that... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of the bridges over the moat. Even though we visited the priory on a cold... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 which was cheaper and lot more on offer xxx

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 your toes, hoping to get some tasty morsels... Quite harmless though so we don't mind!... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, colouring, building, playing old style games and all sorts! The staff were really helpful, and... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 here just enjoying the tranquillity of the gardens. Reduced entry fee for senior citizens.

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Thank Len T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the medieval re-enactment a real bonus.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 just adds to the romance of the location. Displays are thoughtful and informative. There is... More 

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sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 few hours.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We started in the car part were your able to see the building housing a working mill with helpful staff able to tell of the making flour.Up to the gate and into the grounds of the priory a working blacksmith building ,The priory we thought was at a very good standard of upkeep,guides throughout the building ,lots of stories people... More 

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