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Address: Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
Phone Number: 01702 434449
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well Preserved Piece of History

I live not far from Southend and have never been to Prittlewell Priory until last weekend, what a great place to visit, added bonus is that it is free. It is situated in Priory... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Essex, England
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Essex, England
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I live not far from Southend and have never been to Prittlewell Priory until last weekend, what a great place to visit, added bonus is that it is free. It is situated in Priory Park, Victoria Avenue. The Priory itself is a lovely 13th Century piece of architecture which has been extended at various times but still some 13th C... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A fantastic place well worth the visit and its free!! Lots to learn about the town .Very well laid out. Great for children lots of hands on things for them .A café nearby so that's nice. staff are so friendly and helpful . We have been back twice since the first visit because if you are in the park you... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Set in acres of parkland Prittlewell Priory is steeped in 900 years of history. Many of the old structures and beams are still in evidence despite Henry VIIIs attempts at destruction during the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century. Became a residence later on and the annual news booklet written and illustrated by the children gives a quirky... More 

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Hello, Thank you for your review, we are so glad you had an enjoyable time at Prittlewell Priory. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Promotion & Events Team Southend Museums More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We decided to walk to Prittlewell Priory from the seafront. It took about 20 minutes - straight up the High Street and onto Victoria Avenue, and the park is at the bottom of the hill on the right. The Priory is the oldest continually inhabited building in Southend. It was the home of the Cluniac monks in the 13th century... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was married in the Refectory inside the Priory. A wonderful venue that met our needs - historic, beautiful and peaceful whilst satisfying family needs for a place that had religious links even if it was hundreds of years ago. The staff were wonderful and the room was perfect. The grounds have a wonderful flower garden, secret garden and a... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The staff are actually interested in explaining to adults and children what life was like when this was being lived in. The new displays are laid out in an interesting way. There's even up to date technology to help. There's plenty for an hour of two of good learning. Even the nearby parking is free.

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Priory is well worth a visit but even better every Sunday (also Saturday's) in the summer months between 3pm and 5pm there are different bands playing in the park (at the Bandstand). What a great atmosphere and music depending on the band playing of course) is superb.

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Brentwood, Essex
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79 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Prittlewell Priory is an interesting, historic building situated in Priory Park. Parts of the priory are centuries old and one can gain an inkling of what life may have been like for the resident monks. There is also a small extension (Victorian I think) that provides information of the domestic lives of former owners who lived here once it became... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I live in the U.S., but have kids/grandkids in Southend, so an annual trip to the U.K. is a must. My British family lives just a short distance from Priory Park and we go there several times every time I visit. It's an absolutely wonderful place...with new things to see around every bend!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

the ancient priory is in the centre of priory park which is an excellent venue for families and free outdoor music concerts on saturdays and sundays through the summer months, as for the priory itself it has to be one of the best historic buildings left in southend,there has been considerable work carried out and it shows,the staff are friendly... More 

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