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Michelham Priory, Arlington

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  • It was a really cold day but we had been indoors for a few days and needed to get out. We hadn't been to the Priory before and thought it would be a great opportunity while it was quiet. The gatehouse...  more »
  • Our first visit to Michelham Priory on a very wet afternoon in February. There were several volunteers in the Priory who were very knowledgeable and explained its history which was very interesting.  more »
  • Visited here as was looking for something to do on a wet afternoon, glad we did as it was a wonderful place, you could actually touch the exhibits which made a nice change when visiting an historic bu...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic abbey/house with pretty gardens, cafe, shop and working forge. Historic displays in the house covering the history of the abbey, the conversion and life as a country house and role during WW2. Good parking close to entrance, level grounds. Simple cafe with decent food. Sculpture scattered around very pretty moated gardens. Working forge only operating weekends so check times. Large barn available for event hire. A great place for a quiet wander and lunch/tea. Quiet during the week even during the summer but busier at the weekend.
  • Very interesting and interactive. Lots to look at. Lots to do. The volunteers are on hand to explain everything. We particularly liked the Tudor kitchen where we saw how fabrics used to be dyed with plants and roots. Very educational. Children can actually walk away with their own little piece of silk which they died themselves. After visiting the gate and the house with all its interesting furnished rooms, you can visit the gardens which have modern sculptures hidden here and there or walk all along the Moat up to the Water mill which is not working at the moment as they need to replace the teeths on the wheel but there still was a nice man in a miller's outfit on hand to explain how it all works. We also had lunch at the Priory's cafĂ© which was served by very helpful and friendly waitresses. The food is homemade and delicious. Good value for money.
  • Really interesting buildings with a real history. Lovely gardens. Good parking
  • Nice and relaxing place to visit. Helpful staff. Good cafe, some vegan food.
  • Everything was great and even for someone extremely uninterested as I am, I actually enjoyed myself looking at the old mechanisms and construction and ways of doing things. If there was at any point an "exciting" experience (for eg an audio - visual experience in one of the rooms) it would have gotten 5 stars. But then again I don't appreciate historical attractions as much as others. Still a great place to go though.
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