The Friars - Aylesford

Type:Abbey / Priory

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX

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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      93
    • Very Good
      57
    • Average
      10
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      3

    Recent Reviews:

    • Malcolm H
      Aylesford, United Kingdom
      A Friary with tuck.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th August 2021
      A lovely old tranquil and peaceful place to strol and the tea and scones in the cafe were excellent -=thanks. Read full review
    • Lucy P
      Disappointing
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th August 2021
      I wanted to stop and reflect on the way to a funeral. My daughter and I went to the café and we were appalled at the run down and filthy conditions. Food on the floor and plates, cups and trays... Read full review
    • Lilyjack02
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Spiritual walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th August 2021
      If you feel the need to have an hour to yourself this is the place to visit. The gardens / grounds / chapels are beautiful. They have outdoor mass & you can walk inside the chapels to have look... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    opening 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    opening 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes

    * Sumer(March - October) Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 11am - 5pm
    Winter(October - March) Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 11am - 4pm

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