1. South East and London
  2. Kent
  3. Aylesford

About The Friars Aylesford

Aylesford is home to a community of Carmelite Friars. The Friars is three miles north west of Maidstone on the River Medway. It is a popular centre of pilgrimage, welcoming pilgrims of all faiths and none.

The Priory, or The Friars to use its traditional name, was founded in 1242 and today is a blend of medieval and modern said to be one of Kent's hidden historic treasures.

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful grounds and stunning medieval buildings, and enjoy walks through the Peace Garden and Rosary Way.

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Buildings from the 13th Century

The oldest part of The Friars is our medieval courtyard. Here you will find the Pilgrims' Hall, where you can enjoy a delicous homemade lunch.

Regular events

We hold multiple events throughout the year, suitable for all ages!

Walk in nature

Explore our stunning grounds, Rosary way, the Peace garden, and you can even by duck food!

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Facilities

  • TOILETS iconToilets
  • FREE_WIFI iconFree Wifi
  • GIFT_SHOP iconGift Shop
  • CHANGING_ROOMS iconChanging Rooms
  • ONSITE_PARKING iconOnsite Parking
  • ACCESSIBLE_TOILETS iconAccessible Toilets
  • BABY_CHANGING iconBaby Changing
  • FOOD_AVAILABLE iconFood Available
  • WHEELCHAIR_FRIENDLY iconWheelchair Friendly
  • PUSHCHAIR_FRIENDLY iconPushchair Friendly
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00

During the darker months the opening of the Tearooms and Giftshop differ.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

Unless there is an event, it is free to visit The Friars

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to The Friars Aylesford by visiting our attraction tickets section.

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Plan Your Visit

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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Food & Drink Options

All dietary requirements can be catered for if booked in advance.

Please call 01622717272 for more information

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

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Contact Details

The Friars
Aylesford Priory
Aylesford
Kent
ME20 7BX
England

For satnavs, use ME20 7BY If using public transport, our closest train station is Aylesford (about 25 minutes walk), turn left as you exit the station and then left after you cross the old bridge.

Tel: 01622717272

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Transport Information

Closest train station is Aylesford (turn right as you leave the station and right again after crossing the old bridge) approximately 25 minutes walk.

Our closest bus stop with a frequent service is Aylesford retail park

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