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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

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A wonderful few hours

We have just spent a wonderful couple of hours wandering around Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
norman1366
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Beautiful, well kept space

We visit Marks Hall frequently, they always keep it very neat and tidy and it is beautiful. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tillpop
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Chelmsford, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent a wonderful couple of hours wandering around Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Wonderfully kept area of truly outstanding beauty. There is a minimal entrance fee but that is needed for the upkeep. Which is obvious when enjoying the landscape and lake,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Marks Hall frequently, they always keep it very neat and tidy and it is beautiful. Lots of space to walk a fair distance if you wish, there are ponds with fish (you can buy food for them), and I always love seeing the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely and peaceful place to visit. Various walks around the park, short and long where the fauna and floral can be seen. You can see the site of original Hall, sad it’s not there anymore. A large cafe with plenty to choose from in...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We've only had a dog for a year but have never come across a place that charges to walk a dog. I appreciate there are running costs involved with an estate but why are dog walkers charged the exhorbitant amount of £5.75 per person when...More

Thank Nikkipa16
MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Nikkipa, thank you for taking time to post your review. We would like to point out that Marks Hall is not public land. It is a private estate. Marks Hall is an independent charity which, like the National Trust and other similar organisations, charges...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited the Suffolk Horse Spectacular which was held this year at Marks Hall. We took the opportunity to walk all around the gardens and the arboretum which was a very enjoyable experience. Everywhere seemed to be so quiet and peaceful. A beautiful place to...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We attended the tree climbing event here in August brilliantly run. What a fantastic place, beautiful grounds. We will definitely be taking out annual membership so we can use in on a regular basis.More

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MarksHall, Public Relations Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Tree Climbing at Marks Hall and that you are now planning to become a member. As a registered charity the Trust is dependent on the valued support of visitors,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

There is so much to see and do all year round. Can not take dogs into arboretum but a good 3 mike walk around the perimeter for dog lovers. Inside the grounds are fantastic with so many different areas. Ideal for families with young children

Thank jimban805
MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Jimban, Thank you so much for taking time to post your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy your visits to Marks Hall and we hope to welcome you back to the Estate very soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a good visit here on 23rd August enjoyed feeding the fish, it’s expensive and having been to Hyde Hall today extremely upset to realise that the arboretum is affiliated with the RHS of which we are members and therefore shouldn’t have needed to pay...More

Thank Sue J
MarksHall, Public Relations Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking time to post a review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Marks Hall. Whilst we are a partner garden with the RHS, this allows free access to RHS members in the months of May,...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went for a walk with the wife 2 sons and a dog. Got charged (expensive) for walking around the old airfield road as because of dog was not allowed in the arboretum, may as well all gone for a walk around the block. If your...More

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MarksHall, Public Relations Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Stanley, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Marks Hall. We charge £5.75 per adult or £13.50 for a family of 2 adults + up to 4...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a huge estate with miles of woodland walks, should you choose to indulge, with interesting structures dotted around for you to seek out, with plant species from different Continents. It has formal gardens, rivers and lakes, and a superb tea room. To get...More

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PatsyC0lchester
10 July 2017|
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Response from hommeatlast | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you buy a good wildflower book with photos in it.
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neal s
13 February 2017|
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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
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TrippingLady
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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
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