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Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Beautiful location

Haven’t visited for years the last time being with young children so was able to appreciate it much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
benjyk
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East Sussex
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Beautiful on a sunny day

The gardens are lovely to walk around. Beautiful views everywhere. The house itself is well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosie V
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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
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"bronze age"
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"children's playground"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 20 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
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"henry viii"
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"water mill"
in 17 reviews
"great barn"
in 8 reviews
"cakes"
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"group visit"
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"dressing up clothes"
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"lovely visit"
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"old england"
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"national trust properties"
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"ghost walk"
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"world war"
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"pleasant afternoon"
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"lovely place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Haven’t visited for years the last time being with young children so was able to appreciate it much more on my recent visit. In my view the gardens are beautiful- not in a Kew Gardens way but in a wild unplanned way which you know...More

Thank benjyk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely to walk around. Beautiful views everywhere. The house itself is well presented with knowledgeable guides. I think it is a tiny bit too expensive, and probably only worth it when the weather's good enough to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Rosie V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year chef decided to try rather unusual offerings eg crayfish etc. Hooray, they seem to have gone away and the cafe is now again offering their excellent cheddar and chutney sandwiches. As ever, cakes are great, both in size and taste. A walk round...More

1  Thank restlessSEEngland76
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved walking around these tranquil gardens, especially the walk around the moat. The house is small but interesting with a lot of history. It is great to see how it would have once looked and you can still see evidence of its past. The staff/volunteers...More

1  Thank BargeeGirl
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We visited today with our 2 daughters age 8 and 12. The house is beautiful and lots of information is given, plus the kids could actually touch most things which is a bonus! The volunteer guide in the house was lovely and very knowledgable, a...More

2  Thank Epsom1975
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What a glorious place. Wonderful, hands on history, which is great for kids and adults alike. For me the gardens were a delight- peaceful, yet stunning with seats everywhere to allow you to sit and contemplate. I didn't want to leave! There is also a...More

1  Thank janselth911
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We happened to go on the only sunny day in April and it was glorious, beautiful house, kept in wonderful condition and lovely walk around the grounds. Tea and cake in the tea room was also rather nice

1  Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Beautiful place especially in the Summer. The grounds are gorgeous. The staff are friendly and very informative. If you love the Tudor era it's the place to be.

Thank Lin H
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

It was a really cold day but we had been indoors for a few days and needed to get out. We hadn't been to the Priory before and thought it would be a great opportunity while it was quiet. The gatehouse is impressive and that...More

1  Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Our first visit to Michelham Priory on a very wet afternoon in February. There were several volunteers in the Priory who were very knowledgeable and explained its history which was very interesting.

Thank Jackiemmm
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HAPPYHEV999
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
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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
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