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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

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Nice grounds

The grounds here are lovely to walk through. However, be warned do not take your dog otherwise you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Earls Colne, United Kingdom
Wonderful Gardens

Attended the Marks Hall Garden & Country Show this summer, which was really a great event. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lizard, United Kingdom
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The Gardens and Arboretum at Marks Hall form an unmissable attraction in the Essex countryside. Marks Hall combines many English traditions with beautiful formal gardens, a stunning Arboretum with an enviable collection of mature trees from across...more
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Marks Hall Marks Hall Road | Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1TE, England
+44 1376 563796
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds here are lovely to walk through. However, be warned do not take your dog otherwise you can only walk around the outside yet you have to pay the same price. The outside is fine for dog walking but some of the paths you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the Marks Hall Garden & Country Show this summer, which was really a great event. The Gardens and Arboretum are spectacular and well worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nigel1000-12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a very long road to access this delightful restaurant. The airy dining area is very comfortable and spacious. The menu is very comprehensive and reasonably priced. There is something for everyone from burgers to sandwiches and amazing soup and jacket potatoes, plus some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elaine j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here recently and there was still a lot to see, despite the main flowering season being now over. The bright white trunks of the silver birches stand out well near the lake and the lake itself was nice and calm. Bit muddy into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sfmann106
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Lovely grounds. Buy some food for the fish. Interesting to learn of the links to D-Day.Worth at least 2 hours. Good cafe on site.Toilets clean.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Duncan R
Reviewed October 29, 2018

It's a fab place to visit as a couple of family or even just a walk on your own, the price was approx £5.50 to get in but was well worth it as we spent over twos hours there. It has beautiful trees and walkways...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place on a lovely Autumn day.Lots of fine walks and some stunningly designed vistas to highlight the changing seasonal colours.I imagine it's a peaceful and uplifting location under normal circumstances but if that's what you want, don't make our mistake and go in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear TheBuzzard, Thank you so much for taking time to post your review here, and I am glad to hear that you enjoy the changing seasons here at Marks Hall. I am sorry that you found it a bit busy in the school holidays, but...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

It is described as gardens and arboretum but it is the arboretum that is the principal focus of the estate. The previous owner, a Mr Price, had left it to the nation back in the 1920s with a life interest to his wife. She died...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Can definitely recommend this place as ideal for a lovely Sunday walk. We have visited at various times of the year but Spring (for the snowdrops or bluebells) and autumn (for the colourful leaf display) are my personal favourites. There are a variety of marked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank colchester2010
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

First visit of the year and glad we went, fist a nice coffee in the well appointed outdoor seating area, then a good long walk around this deceptively large arboretum with many unusual and colourful trees. The formal herbaceous Gardens were looking fabulous and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 10, 2017|
Response from hommeatlast | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you buy a good wildflower book with photos in it.
neal s
February 13, 2017|
Response from MarksHall | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. The tea room at Marks Hall is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 3.30pm, and lunches are served until 2.30pm. From April until October Marks Hall is open Tuesdays... More
October 14, 2016|
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Response from MarksHall | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. We have a network of hard paths which mean it is accessible for wheelchair users. The paths don't cover everywhere in the Arboretum (we have over 200 acres!) but do offer access to the central... More