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Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall Gardens | Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
01702 467671
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk... more » Owner description: Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk from Southend on Sea's busy seafront and High Street.The house, gardens and archaeology are captured in time. Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, luxury hot chocolate, range of soft drinks, cookies and biscuits are available from the Hall's gift shop. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

It's such a shame about this park as it could be a very good tourist attraction. As a working father I only get to take my children there in the summer holidays and what a surprise I have every year when omg!I walk into the park and surprise,surprise there are those bloody alcoholics using this so called attraction as somewhere... More

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Southend-on-sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

an unexpected spot with pretty gardens, nice little hands on museum, love the turtles in the pond! A lot of local history or just a quiet place to sit and feed the ducks.

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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I absolutly love this place. Great free musuem with lovely surroundings for photos and picnics etc. Been here loads of times. And am now getting married here may next year and cant wait sooo excited hehe. Deffinatly go there for a free day out x

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Liked it here good place to visit good tour around the place also in a big park too and can feed the ducks will be coming back again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I always loved this little hidden park and said if ever I get marked, I want it to be here. It was. It was the most wonderful day and the best of venues.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved this house. Rooms set out in different time periods (TudorStuart) and lots of history to learn. Free and nice friendly, informative staff. The gardens are lovely and the pond has several terrapins and ducks. A nice relaxing place.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a gem set in a moat which has Terrapins , Geese, Ducks in it. The Hall is set on a mound and has been conserved well the staff were attentive and informative, the rooms have been decorated to show the Hall in different eras and uses. The gardens are well kept lovely place to visit

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This hidden gem is free, easy to park and a good place to spend an hour feeding the ducks and visiting the museum. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lovely museum & very interesting, staff helpful. Tea & coffee available from machine in small area of museum. Pleasant gardens & pond but outside toilets are not always open.

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Shoeburyness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Museum is interesting albeit local history and with limited space may challenge the museum addicts ok for a quick fix and to interes young children. Combine the visit with feeding the ducks in the ponds around the Hall. It's walking distance to the seafront and Southchurch Park.

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SouthendMuseum, Owner at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Yes you are absolutely right not for museum buffs. Southchurch Hall alongside Prittlewell Priory have been redisplayed in recent years and both are now essentially historic houses telling their own story. Actually Southchurch was a tennet farm for several hundred years so our knowledge is a little patchy. Our inspiration is the National Trust as Essex is a little thin... More

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