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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
Phone Number: 01702 212345
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just...

Located in the heart of Priory Park, Prittlewell Priory is a monastery just waiting to be discovered. With a visitor centre next door to stop by for a drink or snack, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, there is plenty to see and explore.

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Full of history

A great place to visit Of course it dates way back from before Henry VIII, Which being run by French Clunic monks must have made things very interesting When England was fighting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
indalomansx
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Essex, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Cool little place you can take the kids on a 'I'm bored' day, teepee in history and has a small cafe to grab some lunch.

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. It is great to hear you are enjoying Priory and we hope you will come visit us again soon. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Have been to Shoeburyness several time over last few years. Its clean beach and you can spend a sunny day over the beach. Still, very less option for activities and no shops nearby.

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, Prittlewell Priory is not very close to Shoeburyness beach. However, if you are ever in the Prittlewell area do come and visit us at Priory - we have a lovely park and historic house for you to explore. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A great place to visit Of course it dates way back from before Henry VIII, Which being run by French Clunic monks must have made things very interesting When England was fighting the French. My first memories of the Priory were when the Church still stood next door,Removed some 50+ years ago, The building has been refurbish in part to... More 

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Thank indalomansx
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The displays have been revamped recently and give a good interpretation of its varied history latterly as a house given to the Borough almost 100 years ago. Nice cafe and beautifully kept primarily rose garden. Nice modern cafe adjacent in the park

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essex, uk
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice building in a local park. This building is lovely, and sits in Priory park one of the town's best parks (I think). There are good parking facilities, and a little café on site. The Priory is accessible via the park, just along form the main car park. The setting of the building is lovely, and on a sunny... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Attended a friends wedding, beautiful setting with fantastic staff. All was perfect until we came to leave for the reception, taxis had not been booked. waited for 1 hour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A group visit to a recently revamped priory which now has a purpose built visitor centre. Our guide was a fountain of knowledge and brought to life the history of the monks who lived here as well as adding a lot of information about southend. A most interesting historical visit.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Last minute decision to visit the park and Priory, free parking, and free entry (although donations are optional), stunning walled gardens and water gardens, truly stunning and well kept, signs for NO dogs but theres always one that ignores it, Inside The Priory is most interesting, lots of easy to follow info and exhibits steeped in history, you can even... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Take a trip back in time walking round the old priory which contains much nteresting history. It's free and in a lovely park with cafe, tennis courts, fishing lake, children's play area, bowling green picnic areas, walled garden, lots of open spaces to play or shadey areas to chill out. There is even live music on Sunday afternoons at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Visted priory on several accassions and it is kept lovely and clean with music playing in the bandstand on weekends. They have a lovely small museum which has been renovated so worth a look and they also have a nice cafe with a wide choice of snacks at cheap prices. Overall a lovely couple of hours out.

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