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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Llubi
      London, United Kingdom
      Lovely quiet place
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th April 2021
      I often come to this place with some visitors from abroad. Regardless you are religious or not you have to visit this place is like be trapped in the 1300s ... when I walk around the gardens and see... Read full review
    • JLO2022
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      So calming!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd May 2021
      Love this place. It's peaceful and me and my husband enjoy having lunch (currently takeout) with the restaurant offering a good selection of food... jacket potatoes, sandwiches, paninis, plus the... Read full review
    • JJLondon269
      London, United Kingdom
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      Pit stop on our way to the Kent Downs
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th June 2021
      Really enjoyed a wander round the Friary grounds and gardens, and enjoyed tea and scone at their cafe in the most historic setting. Worth a visit if you’re in the area. Aylesford itself is a pretty... Read full review

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    Opening Times

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

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

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