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“Winter Fair”
Review of Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting yesterday I was very disappointed with the Winter Fair. I think £7.00 entry for what was a barn and 2 tents of stalls excessive. No festive food or mulled wine, No festive music, infact no festive feel to it at all.

The only positive was the organising of the transport and parking from Arlington. wont be visiting again

Date of experience: November 2018
6  Thank Tourist57724780887
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"bronze age"
in 9 reviews
"cafe menu"
in 3 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 9 reviews
"children's playground"
in 6 reviews
"historic house"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"henry viii"
in 7 reviews
"tudor kitchen"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"dressing up clothes"
in 4 reviews
"great barn"
in 8 reviews
"cakes"
in 14 reviews
"lovely visit"
in 6 reviews
"group visit"
in 3 reviews
"old england"
in 3 reviews
"water mill"
in 17 reviews
"national trust properties"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem on our doorstep! The house is absolutely lovely and the volunteers knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about the place. The fair was great, lots to see and some nice items. Had cake and a drink in the cafe which was delicious. All in all a lovelyn day out. Next time will go in summer to see the gardens at their best.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank judys860
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely visit to Michelham Priory today. Going to be attending a Xmas Fair over the weekend. Took the opportunity to set up early and have a look around. Glorious settings and buildings. Stopped of in the café, as you do, and had some very nice food and service all cooked and made on the premises. Looking forward to sampling some more :-)

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Tanya M
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lazy day of and decided to pay a visit. Learnt a bit about its history during the war. Beautiful Gardens

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank BrummieRob
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Awful!

Hardly anything Halloween related, the odd face paint which you had to pay extra for! For the price to get in I excpected a lot more! Will not be returning

Date of experience: October 2018
7  Thank chloeleahking
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