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Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall Gardens | Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
01702 467671
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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Heybridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to see this hidden gem on a visited to Southend, whilst out for an stroll. What a very well kept secret, Southend on Sea council need shout about it more. Surrounded by the remains of the medieval gardens this Tudor hall is beautifully kept and as a free visit is well worth taking the time to seek it... More

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SouthendMuseum, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for your comments - we are glad you had such a positive experience of Southchurch Hall on your visit. It certainly is a treasure. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Southend, and will come back soon. Kind Regards, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) More

Cambridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have been here twice now, and have yet to meet any drinkers as the previous reviewer found. Each time we have been it has been very peaceful and there have been elderly people sitting by the pond quietly enjoying the wildlife. In fact I think it is a really special place away from the hustle and bustle of Southend sea... More

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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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191 reviews 191 reviews
62 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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