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Alfriston Clergy House

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Address: The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01323 871961
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Small but beautiful

We visited Alfreston when this house wasn't open unfortunately so we were only able to look at the outside of this historic mediaeval house it is a sheer delight. I believe it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Alfreston when this house wasn't open unfortunately so we were only able to look at the outside of this historic mediaeval house it is a sheer delight. I believe it is the first house the National Trust took on and I really do want to return in the summer months when it is open

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

One of the National Trust's smaller properties but full of fascinating historic architectural features and a beautiful traditional garden. We always visit when in the area: and the village has plenty of other attractions in the shape of cafes, pubs and restaurants plus a renowned bookshop.

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Thank princessaustin55
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A National Trust property which we have visited before. Set adjacent to an quaint village, it although not very large engages the visitor and is surprising in its ability to satisfy and intrigue. Hours of opening need to be checked, so as to not be disappointed.

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Thank 455Douglas1948
Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited the Clergy House today with family including a two children aged 5 and 7. The children (and the adults!) had fun going round the lovely garden looking for pumpkins and following the instructions ("hoot like an owl" etc). On the way out the children were given stickers, scrapbook etc. A lovely place to visit whether there is a special... More 

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Thank JanHill
Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This ancient building sits in a classic English village setting and has plenty of interesting information to fill it out. The Cuckmere river runs through its small but beautiful garden and orchard which attracts a wide range of birds and butterflies.

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Thank Sharawagi
West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a cloudy October day,having parked on the village green. Parking is a slight problem but I noticed a free two hour car park in the village which is only a short distance away. The village is lovely and has a number of tea house which are not expensive. The property it's self is small and can easily... More 

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Eastbourne, Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

visited this National Trust property today, its a long time since I last visited, and more rooms are now open to the public, including one upstairs. the gardens are also open to the public. it was sunny and a bit windy today. the shop was open and I was able to get my NT Passport stamped to show that I... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

And so we did on a very wet afternoon. But it's fine....a sound old building with all the usual artifacts and very helpful guides. A twenty minute visit will suffice with maybe an additional 30 minutes in the garden. But then further to the delights of Alfriston and maybe, beyond. Alfriston sits on the River Cuckmere which in itself is... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A medieval house with a rich history and delightful garden; and famously, of course, the NT's first acquisition. But it is quite small and should therefore be added to your list only in the context of spending a little time in this lovely Sussex village - otherwise you might be disappointed. But the setting next to the village green and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We came on the last day of the Alfriston Festival, a Bank Holiday Monday. The weather wasn't great but we were pleasantly surprised to find the house was open for free because of the festival. The inside is rather dark and well scrubbed, but does contain an atmospheric hall with a carved oak leaf, said to be the inspiration for... More 

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