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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

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Great restaurant

There is a very long road to access this delightful restaurant. The airy dining area is very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
elaine j
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Lovely late autumn walk

Visited here recently and there was still a lot to see, despite the main flowering season being now... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sfmann106
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Colchester, 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 5 days ago 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

Thank elaine j
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Duncan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank lindsaywakelin2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank TheBuzzard2014
MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Normanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can definitely recommend this place as ideal for a lovely Sunday walk. We have visited at various times of the year but Spring (for the snowdrops or bluebells) and autumn (for the colourful leaf display) are my personal favourites. There are a variety of marked...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit of the year and glad we went, fist a nice coffee in the well appointed outdoor seating area, then a good long walk around this deceptively large arboretum with many unusual and colourful trees. The formal herbaceous Gardens were looking fabulous and very...More

Thank ClarkGriswald_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited a few times and love the gardens and arboretum, especially so with the Autumn colours. The North American trees in the memorial site and Gondwanaland are our favourites. Well worth the entrance fee. Unfortunately it takes so long to be fed and watered in...More

Thank fussynortherner
MarksHall, General Manager at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Fussynortherner, Thank you so much for taking the time to feed back, We are delighted to hear that you love the gardens and arboretum here at Marks Hall, Autumn is certainly a very special time of year. We are sorry that we didn't meet...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

1  Thank norman1366
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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
14 October 2016|
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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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lovelymoley
7 May 2016|
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Response from MarksHall | Property representative |
Just to reiterate that dogs are very welcome on the Woodland Walks, which includes over 5 miles of paths through the stunning ancient woodland. The majority of these are not public footpaths. However, we do not allow dogs... More
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