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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Wonderful to see the seasons throughout the year.

This is a wonder place to walk round with a dog, Grandchildren or just ourselves. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
Jewel In The Essex Crown

A hidden gem of a place with so much to see.Yes you have to pay but wow is it worth it with acres... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John P
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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 2 days ago

This is a wonder place to walk round with a dog, Grandchildren or just ourselves. There is a nice lunch place and picnic area. Event throughout the year are entertaining for all ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samanthadrum
Reviewed 6 days ago

A hidden gem of a place with so much to see.Yes you have to pay but wow is it worth it with acres to explore. Formal gardens, lakes,wild areas, woodland and walks in the surrounding countryside. The Restaurant is lovely with seating outside when weather...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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
Thank deniseabrahall
Reviewed 26 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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 16 November 2018

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 7 November 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 29 October 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
Thank lindsaywakelin2016
Reviewed 24 October 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 3 November 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 22 October 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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10 July 2017|
Response from hommeatlast | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you buy a good wildflower book with photos in it.
neal s
13 February 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
14 October 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