Why not spend the night at The Friars Aylesford if you are travelling to Kent and planning to stay the night? A guesthouse with 80 rooms is housed in the mediaeval priory, which is surrounded by acres of gorgeous grounds.
The accommodation is ideal for everyone, providing quick access to London and the Euro tunnel station. The Old Block and the New Block, two independent buildings with rooms each, both include a common lobby where visitors may unwind, watch TV, or meet up while taking advantage of unlimited tea and coffee service.
The guesthouse offers basic but cosy accommodations.
The main residence of the Carmelite monastic order, which arrived in Kent in 1242, is located close to Aylesford by the River Medway, which is flanked with trees. During a quick stroll through the grounds, one may find artwork and structures that tell the riveting tale of the Aylesford Carmelites and Friars, who were expelled from their priory in 1538 and returned 400 years later, in 1949. Here you may see one of the best preserved mediaeval courtyards in England, as well as thatched barns from the 17th century and a pilgrim inn from the late 1200s.
Situated within 40 acres of spectacular buildings, breathtaking grounds, woodlands, formal gardens and pasture, The Friars is framed by the natural environment.
Enjoy a peaceful walk in the Peace garden or enjoy walks down Rosary Way or the Avenue. Watch the children feed the ducks at the pond. Duck feed can be purchased from either the reception or at the gift shop.
Go no further than The Friars if you're searching for a fantastic location to hold your meetings, seminars, conferences, training courses, yoga sessions, team building, retreats, or mindfulness programmes. The Friars has a reputable conference centre that hosts seminars and conferences for a variety of businesses and other organisations, including as local government, health authorities, and charity.
Many companies value the chance to have their conferences in such a calm setting and find it to be a useful tool for their meetings. The distinctive surroundings and exquisite ambiance help to create a day that you will remember forever.
Full conference facilities are available and there are several varying sized rooms for hire with options for refreshment and catering requirements. All rooms have natural daylight and are situated on the ground floor. Included in the booking are:
-Room set up
-Complimentary jugs of water
-Flat screen TV
-Photocopying facilities available at a fee
-Dedicated conference staff available for all day
The property also offers:
- Pilgrims' Hall
- Prior's Hall
- Gift Shop
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Accommodation within monastery
13th century buildings (or older)
Those unable to check-in/check-out in the fixed times must contact the property directly.
The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX (use ME20 7BY for SATNAV)
Use M20 and exit at junction 6 then follow signs to Eccles and The Friars.
Or from M2 exit at junction 3 then follow the signs (towards Maidstone A229) to Eccles and The Friars
Coaches must approach and leave The Friars via Eccles and not via Aylesford Bridge or Aylesford village.
If using satellite navigation, please enter HIGH STREET, BULL LANE or ME20 7BY
London Victoria to Maidstone East then take a taxi or bus 155 to The Friars.
London St Pancras, change at Strood for Aylesford, then a 20 minute walk or short taxi journey.
London Victoria to West Malling then take a taxi to The Friars.