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A lovely Priory set in lovely grounds

We were blessed with lovely weather on our visit, which made it more enjoyable. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
Highly recommended

The house was so much more beautiful than I expected. Beautiful sunlit rooms immaculately kept. In... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, 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...more
Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were blessed with lovely weather on our visit, which made it more enjoyable. There are lots of rooms to explore in the Priory, which are beautifully decorated of the period. You can walk right around the lake comfortably in half hour and then go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The house was so much more beautiful than I expected. Beautiful sunlit rooms immaculately kept. In spite of the hot weather the gardens looked beautiful and peaceful with e surrounding moat.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Weather was perfect for the event which was fortunate. The event itself was really interesting and on for 2 days. As a 'senior' citizen the admission was reduced and also for students. I thought the full price would have been a little too high. Lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

A lovely old building. Attended the 1940's weekend unfortunately it was sadly lacking in atmosphere. Please note the priory is not vary accessible to the Disabled as of course it is an ancient building.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here as Historic Houses members and had a great visit to the house and grounds which are well worth a trip out here to have a look The restaurant was a disappointment to me as I was hoping for home cooked traditional food...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Confession - this was our wedding venue so I have a soft spot for it! But this review is based on today’s visit. We went for the annual classic car show, note for families with dogs it’s the only event in their calendar that is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful & simple house and gardens. Off the beaten tourist track set in lovely countryside. Apparently 750 years old. House a manageable size, simply furnished. Kitchen and scullery always worth a look. Evacuees bedroom even interested teenagers. Lovely views from windows. Gardens interesting and beautifully...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We have been to Michelham Priory numerous times and today was another good visit. There is the Priory itself, physic garden, herb garden, kitchen garden, bronze age roundhouse, forge, watermill and play area so lots of variety and good for different age groups. Had drinks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank playtrumpet
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018. A clear blue sky with temperatures in the upper 20's. What a beautiful place! I'd never heard of Michelham Priory before my wife found details on some tourist literature. We had been given tickets for the Bluebell Railway so decided to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Graham R
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful location and must have been a great place to live before Henry V111 took control. This is Historic House Association property and so being members it was free entry for us. My wife used her electric wheelchair but on arrival the staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jeraldine K
26 October 2018|
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Response from TDF64 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, you probably can park a Motor Home, however if any of your passengers has a disability or walking problems, be advised that it is a very old building with steep stairs to the various rooms. Best wishes from... More
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