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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

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An inexpensive family afternoon.

Lovely grounds. Buy some food for the fish. Interesting to learn of the links to D-Day.Worth at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Duncan R
Its a beautiful place to ramble and think...

It's a fab place to visit as a couple of family or even just a walk on your own, the price was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lindsaywakelin2016
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The Gardens and Arboretum at Marks Hall form an unmissable attraction in the Essex countryside. Marks Hall combines many English traditions with beautiful formal gardens, a stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of mature trees from across...more
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Marks Hall Marks Hall Road | Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1TE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely grounds. Buy some food for the fish. Interesting to learn of the links to D-Day.Worth at least 2 hours. Good cafe on site.Toilets clean.

Thank Duncan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fab place to visit as a couple of family or even just a walk on your own, the price was approx £5.50 to get in but was well worth it as we spent over twos hours there. It has beautiful trees and walkways...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place on a lovely Autumn day.Lots of fine walks and some stunningly designed vistas to highlight the changing seasonal colours.I imagine it's a peaceful and uplifting location under normal circumstances but if that's what you want, don't make our mistake and go in...More

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MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TheBuzzard, Thank you so much for taking time to post your review here, and I am glad to hear that you enjoy the changing seasons here at Marks Hall. I am sorry that you found it a bit busy in the school holidays, but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is described as gardens and arboretum but it is the arboretum that is the principal focus of the estate. The previous owner, a Mr Price, had left it to the nation back in the 1920s with a life interest to his wife. She died...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can definitely recommend this place as ideal for a lovely Sunday walk. We have visited at various times of the year but Spring (for the snowdrops or bluebells) and autumn (for the colourful leaf display) are my personal favourites. There are a variety of marked...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit of the year and glad we went, fist a nice coffee in the well appointed outdoor seating area, then a good long walk around this deceptively large arboretum with many unusual and colourful trees. The formal herbaceous Gardens were looking fabulous and very...More

Thank ClarkGriswald_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few times and love the gardens and arboretum, especially so with the Autumn colours. The North American trees in the memorial site and Gondwanaland are our favourites. Well worth the entrance fee. Unfortunately it takes so long to be fed and watered in...More

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MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fussynortherner, Thank you so much for taking the time to feed back, We are delighted to hear that you love the gardens and arboretum here at Marks Hall, Autumn is certainly a very special time of year. We are sorry that we didn't meet...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just spent a wonderful couple of hours wandering around Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Wonderfully kept area of truly outstanding beauty. There is a minimal entrance fee but that is needed for the upkeep. Which is obvious when enjoying the landscape and lake,...More

1  Thank norman1366
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visit Marks Hall frequently, they always keep it very neat and tidy and it is beautiful. Lots of space to walk a fair distance if you wish, there are ponds with fish (you can buy food for them), and I always love seeing the...More

Thank Tillpop
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A lovely and peaceful place to visit. Various walks around the park, short and long where the fauna and floral can be seen. You can see the site of original Hall, sad it’s not there anymore. A large cafe with plenty to choose from in...More

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PatsyC0lchester
10 July 2017|
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Response from hommeatlast | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you buy a good wildflower book with photos in it.
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neal s
13 February 2017|
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Response from MarksHall | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. The tea room at Marks Hall is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 3.30pm, and lunches are served until 2.30pm. From April until October Marks Hall is open Tuesdays... More
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TrippingLady
15 October 2016|
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Hi, thanks for your question. We have a network of hard paths which mean it is accessible for wheelchair users. The paths don't cover everywhere in the Arboretum (we have over 200 acres!) but do offer access to the central... More
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