Michelham Priory is the site of a former Augustine priory in Upper Dicker, East Sussex set in seven acres of ground. England’s longest medieval water-filled moat surrounds the site which dates back to 1229. The gardens are organically beautiful with an interesting array of plants all year round. There is also medicinal medieval herb garden with illustrations to tell which herbs are good for certain ailments. A day out at Michelham Priory can be enjoyed by all as there are lots of activities for all age groups. It was Easter weekend when I visited and there was an easter egg hunt and face painting for children. Please check the events page as there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The cafe serves sandwiches, jacket potatoes and homemade cakes. The house and gardens have a good feel and layout. Out of all the historical houses I have visited in the UK so far Michelham Priory is definitely in my top ten.
For more information check out The Sussex Archaeological society for events taking place at Michelham.