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Prittlewell Priory

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
+44 1702 212190
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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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  • Average7%
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits. Historical information on the computer screens. Interactive actitivities good for children. Old building is interesting which the monks used to use with various rooms to explore.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Priory Park is a lovely place to go for a walk and take your dog. I have a Guide Dog who has a free run at the field at the back. There is a lovely walled garden, lake with ducks, museum, children’s play area and...More

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotions & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thanks so much for your review, we hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice place for a wander for an hour or so. It also has a cafe so you can grab a coffee. Suitable for both kids and adults.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been a Southend resident for some time now and I came across the priory whilst we were looking for wedding venues. The building is so old and beautiful and packed with amazing history, the staff are brilliant and very knowledgable. The surrounding gardens are...More

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Priory Park is a large urban park in Southend but it is a delight to find the residue of a 12th century Cluniac priory there. The building has been restored to a very high standard and the displays of the history and artefacts are excellent....More

1  Thank Hilary D
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

It's a very good place to take your unruly spoilt kids if they are in the mood to damage 800 year old coffins. Remember to leave quickly before anyone discovers the damage. Shame on you!

22  Thank Máté C
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Prittlewell Priory is set in a very nice park that had been part of the extensive property belonging to the priory. So extensive was the land that the part towards the river became known as the south end and thus gave this name to the...More

9  Thank Normanta
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Priory Park was my local park when I was growing up and of course I remember the Priory well.My visits were frequent in the 1960s. A couple of weeks ago, after having left Southend many years ago I returned via a coach trip to visit...More

1  Thank LeighHampshire
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thank you for your review. We will make sure to pass your comments to our colleagues in Parks who would know the plans for items such as the fountain. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Priory, and hope you will come back...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We were amazed by the size and variety of gardens in the middle of the park. They were beautiful and the building itself was elegant. A wonderful surprise

2  Thank Marianne H
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We went to find the Prittlewell Prince but he was not here. However we did find the building very interesting. There is a lot of information if you are prepared to read and listen to the resources available. In some cases it opens up new...More

3  Thank L0R34L
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Prittlewell Priory, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to make a review- we greatly appreciate feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

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