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“King Henry type old Hall with ponds and ducks to feed”
Review of Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall
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$163.88*
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Private Southend's Seaside Delights Day Trip from London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Museum is interesting albeit local history and with limited space may challenge the museum addicts ok for a quick fix and to interes young children. Combine the visit with feeding the ducks in the ponds around the Hall. It's walking distance to the seafront and Southchurch Park.

Thank ShoeburynessTolly
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SouthendMuseum, Owner at Southchurch Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Yes you are absolutely right not for museum buffs. Southchurch Hall alongside Prittlewell Priory have been redisplayed in recent years and both are now essentially historic houses telling their own story. Actually Southchurch was a tennet farm for several hundred years so our knowledge is a little patchy. Our inspiration is the National Trust as Essex is a little thin on the ground of historic properties which are regularly open to the public and best of all we are free. We struggle with getting Trip Advisor to change the listing but we are working on it. Thanks so much for the feedback and the continued support it is very much appreciated.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Peaceful location close to the town. The old timber framed house is well looked after and is free to visit which is a bargain in itself. Nice grounds and some smallish lakes which have some big fish hiding in them plus the usual ducks and even some turtles. Well worth visiting.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Found myself with a free morning and spent an hour with the paper and a coffee in the beautiful gardens only a short walk from the centre of Southend. The hall itself is a wonderful survival and well presented and it's great to see a mediaeval moated site still with the hall on the middle! With only 5 rooms to see it won't take up too much time but great credit toSouthend council for keeping it and running it. A hidden treasure!

1  Thank neddyb1
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

my Granddaughters school had a visit planned and I went along to help out. In the 1950s it used to be a library and as a child i spent many happy hours there. So I was keen to see what it had to offer now. we arrived at 10am we were taken into the medieval dining room, the children were all told to sit down by the head servant who was dressed as a medieval servant, he had the children spellbound, with his stories of life as a servant and even had some of the children dress up as servants. we also had the Landowner visit he was also dressed up and the children were enthralled. the twenty two, seven and eight year old children had a great time as well as learning about the Tudors. we left at one thirty but the children wanted to stay longer.

1  Thank UkGeorgina
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is set in it's own grounds and is a pleasant place to stroll around and soak up the local history. There are winding paths between the ponds and ducks to feed! There are also green areas for picnics & fun & games.

Thank steveandsuzie
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