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Prittlewell Priory

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
01702 434449
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

35 years ive been visiting this place and i keep going back, visit the museum its well good! very oldy worldy and i love it!, the gardens and lake are superb and well kept on the budget.

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

We visited prittlewell priory 8 th sept 13. After a nice walk from Southend central, Southend having been named because it was at the SOUTH END of Prittlewell Priory! WE had passed by SUFC Roots Hall ground, we found a gated entrance to the PRIORY park. Beautiful grounds cyclists walkers people with their children all enjoying themselves. We had breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Set in Priory Park the priory has been renovated in a most wonderful way. I am no history or old building fanatic but this makeover is good. Set in a park where the bandstage has been renovated and live music every Sunday pm in the summer with chairs provided is a nice combination of museum and varied music. Sit in... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

During a recent visit to Southen we went to Prory park. A lot of my childhood was spent in this park as was my sister's who was also with us. My memories, going back so forty years were enerally creating micgief as youg boys do. All that was still the, plenty of green space to play. Nowdays I have other... More

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