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Alfriston Clergy House

The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
01323 871961
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Alfriston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went in December to see Christmas decorations,which were ok other wise house empty rooms.Problems parking as there is no car park,apart from limited parking on single road,alongside the common on where the church and house are situated.House has no bathroom facilities and no tearoom.There is a tearoom facing the common,did not visit.Best option,car park & toilets,as you enter village... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a lovely peaceful spot just beside the Church and run by the National Trust. Most interesting walking in the gardens and exploring the history of the house itself. The staff are lovely and could not be more helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tad expensive if not a member of NT but worth a visit none the less. Probably best on a nice day because the gardens too are well worth spending time in. Look out for the carved oak leaf in one of the beams and spend a while trying to imagine life in 1350 when this house was built! Check out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Costs £5.30 to enter an empty house. Seems over priced to me. we looked through the windows. I don't mind spending money on something interesting but £5.30 for an empty house doesn't seem right. National Trust wake up!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spent a couple of relaxing and interesting hours at this NT property. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Beautiful gardens, in a lovely location.

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Sydney, Australia
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992 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is a 'pretty as a postcard' broad green valley in the South Downs through which meanders the lovely river Cuckmere. Five km from the sea, there is a kink in the river course, a peaceful place where in prehistoric times a track crossed its leisurely flow by means of a ford. Here we found what we were searching for,... More 

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The perfect little place to visit if you are a bit tight for time. We really enjoyed our visit here and found it very interesting. I enjoyed the hunt for the five toy bats and three toy mice and found all of them. The parking was a little confusing but we did manage to find a carpark in the village... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This rare 14th Century Wealden timber framed ‘hall-house’ with its lovely cottage garden, orchard and idyllic setting by the Cuckmere River, is one of the most significant houses looked after by The National Trust. It was the first property to be purchased by them, when they were a newly formed charity in 1896. Alfriston Clergy House’s successful restoration paved the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved it but the rain was so heavy we could not visit the garden. Very helpful staff who were very knowledgeable about the house.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was interesting to see the first house that the National Trust purchased in 1896 as we have been members for a long time. The Church decided to demolish the house which had been split into two houses. A lady who had lived there all her life and was in her 80s pleaded to be allowed to stay until she... More 

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