Visit Hailsham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Hailsham, East Sussex, was an important market town as far back as Norman times, and still has one of the largest markets in Sussex; on the south side of the town the present-day market-place covers more than 3 acres.
The church is l5th-century and replaced one built in 1200.
Two miles west of the town, at Upper Dicker, is Michelham Priory, an Augustinian house founded in 1229. It was dissolved in 1536 and partially destroyed, but the remnants formed the nucleus of a Tudor house built late in the 16th century. In the following centuries the building was used mainly as a farm-house, and in 1959 it was presented to the Sussex Archaeological Society. One of the largest moats in the country surrounds it: about 1 mile in circumference and originally 12 ft deep, but now only half that depth through silting over the years. It is spanned by an ancient bridge. The priory has a splendid 14th-century gatehouse, and there is still much medieval work in the main building, although there has been extensive rebuilding and restoration during this century.
Nearby towns: Alfriston, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Hastings, Heathfield, Lewis, Newhaven, Pevensey
Nearby villages: Glyndebourne, Golden Cross, Hellingly, Herstmonceux, Horam, Ninfield, Ringmer
Have you decided to visit Hailsham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Hailsham bed and breakfast (a Hailsham B&B or Hailsham b and b)
- a Hailsham guesthouse
- a Hailsham hotel (or motel)
- a Hailsham self-catering establishment, or
- other Hailsham accommodation