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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Events

Sunday, 8th September 2024 - Sunday, 8th September 2024

Classic CarKent's Classic Car ShowAn opportunity for Classic Car enthusiasts to meet and display their cars.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      60
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      12
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      5

    Recent Reviews:

    • Sasha F
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Time to ponder
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 18th June 2024
      This place has always held a special spot in my heart as I used to come here as a child. It is lovely for anyone to visit, with someone or alone, as there are plenty of areas to sit and think. The... Read full review
    • D7241FNpaulp
      Not a good experience
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th June 2024
      My Sister and I went to the Ayleford Summer Fayre on Sunday 23rd June 2024 as we are both Catholics and like to support it. However on this occasion we were extremely disappointed with the rudeness... Read full review
    • 670suzies
      New Ash Green, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Peaceful and pretty afternoon visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th July 2024
      A lovely afternoon with Mum for her Birthday. Very pretty surroundings and if you are religious very spiritual. I am not but still enjoyed our visit. I wish more information was available about the... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Opening 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    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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