A magnificent Tudor mansion surrounded by a medieval moat.

England’s longest medieval water-filled moat surrounds the seven-acre site dating back to 1229. As well as the magnificent Tudor mansion the island holds a 14th-century gatehouse, a working watermill and forge, a Bronze Age roundhouse, an Elizabethan great barn, a café and a play area.

Visitors can trace the priory through 800 years of history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries and finishing with its later life as a country house.


Michelham Priory

Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

01323 844224

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Opening times

Every day from 9th February 2019 to 20th December 2019
9th February to 28th February, 11.00am-4pm
1st March to 31st October, 10.30am-5pm
1st November to 20th December, 11.00am-4pm

Free entry with National Art Pass

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