Michelham Priory

Upper Dicker, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

Set on its very own island on the Cuckmere Valley, an ancient house formed from an Augustine Priory.

Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker

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Key Information

  • Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Getting Here
  • Opening Times
  • Admission
  • Group Visits
  • Educational Visits

Welcome to England’s longest medieval water filled moat. This picturesque island offers a great day out for all the family.

Discover 800 years of history at Michelham: from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the dissolution of the monasteries into its later life as a country house.

Seven acres of stunning grounds include kitchen, physic and medieval herb gardens dotted about with beautiful modern sculptures. Visit the historic watermill, forge and interactive medieval gallery in the 14th century gatehouse. Children can enjoy playing in the replica Bronze Age roundhouse, play area. Trails and hands-on activities available throughout the house.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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