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Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall Close | Southchurch Hall Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2TE, England
+44 1702 467671
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A stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk from Southend on Sea's busy seafront and High Street. The house, gardens and archaeology are captured in time. Stop by the gift shop for a hot drink and a snack before exploring the gardens and feeding the ducks.
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Southchurch Hall Close | Southchurch Hall Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2TE, England
+44 1702 467671
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

the park can be entered by numerous gate, the duck ponds are really lovely, the old hall can be visited it shows how we really used to live,it is a well laid out park with plenty of seating

2  Thank john1138967
Reviewed June 20, 2015

went with a school trip, the children and adults loved it. I learnt more about the town that i have lived in for the last 70 years than i thought possible. ideal for school trips as well as single visitors

1  Thank UkGeorgina
Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very attractive and assessable house, unfortunately the moat is a little overgrown but you can still get the feel of how it would have been. Unfortunately the upstairs is out of bounds at present due to renovation work. You get a feel of how...More

1  Thank Tad666
Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been coming to these gardens and have viewed the manor house all my life. I used to bring my children and today I visited with my Grandchildren as part of my 54th birthday celebrations. We had a lovely time at the "meet the tutors"...More

2  Thank kdcessex
Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

A really nice little hall with a very helpful chap very keen to explain it to us And there are duck ponds too in a little park

Thank holidaylover00
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love it here,it's free to enter and there's a lot to see and learn about living in years gone by. They also have special events throughout the year

2  Thank Beverley W
Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to see this hidden gem on a visited to Southend, whilst out for an stroll. What a very well kept secret, Southend on Sea council need shout about it more. Surrounded by the remains of the medieval gardens this Tudor hall is beautifully...More

Thank Lesley S
SouthendMuseum, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) at Southchurch Hall, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2014

Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for your comments - we are glad you had such a positive experience of Southchurch Hall on your visit. It certainly is a treasure. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Southend, and will come back...More

Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have been here twice now, and have yet to meet any drinkers as the previous reviewer found. Each time we have been it has been very peaceful and there have been elderly people sitting by the pond quietly enjoying the wildlife. In fact I think...More

3  Thank mosieCambridge
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's such a shame about this park as it could be a very good tourist attraction. As a working father I only get to take my children there in the summer holidays and what a surprise I have every year when omg!I walk into the...More

3  Thank GNASHER01
Reviewed August 3, 2014

an unexpected spot with pretty gardens, nice little hands on museum, love the turtles in the pond! A lot of local history or just a quiet place to sit and feed the ducks.

Thank mensie
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