The Friars - Aylesford

Type:Abbey / Priory

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX

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Aylesford Priory

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The Carmelite Friary founded in 1242 was dispossessed at the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and was re-established in 1949. The site is now an important pilgrimage centre with lovely grounds and picnic areas. Tearooms, shop, pottery and upholstery workshops.

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Facilities

Other

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Village Location

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 393lianw
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Delicious Sunday Lunch
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th August 2022
      As a family of 15 guests we thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch today. The food was all cooked from scratch and very delicious. The Pilgrims Hall is staffed by very helpful people who go out of their... Read full review
    • My-Nayvee
      United Kingdom
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      Couples
      Very Pleasant
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th October 2022
      Peaceful walk round the gardens. The buildings are awesome. Inside a lot of history... A service was on while we there.. Read full review
    • J4836RNsarahm
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      Friends getaway
      Disgusting rude staff terrible food and service
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 31st October 2022
      The food took ages to come and then the food was cold and the staff was very rude Never go back F F F Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Opening 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    DayTimes

    * Summer (March - October): Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Sunday, 11am - 5pm.

    Winter (October - March): Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Sunday, 11am - 4pm

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