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Prittlewell Priory

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
01702 434449
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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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Easy access from the main road to ample free parking. The old manor has been beautifully restored and was historically important for the area. Interesting displays and things of interest for all the family. The surrounding parkland is a pleasure to wonder around and overall makes a great day out for all the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our first visit to the Priory since it has been refurbished. Entry is free and it is well worth a look round to learn the history of the place. The walled gardens are lovely too but it is unfortuntate that kids seem to think it is their right to play football anywhere and race about on bikes. Hopefully in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

I used to love priory park until I took my son there at a year old to find 4 drunk teenagers 2 girls 2 boys no older than 14 having sex on the bench and on the floor it's was Discusting and shocking for my family and have not been since other than that take away the little dirtys it's... More

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