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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Colchester
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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum is located in Colchester. To visit Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum and other attractions in Colchester, use our Colchester trip generator.
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What a marvellous day we had. An excellent welcome, first class lunch with all home cooked food and the friendly and helpful attention of the volunteer guides. The gardens are fantastic at present, al... read more »
This is a wonderful place to blown away the cobwebs! There are several walks you can take of various distances If you are looking for a lunch this is not the place ! The restaurant was very over price... read more »
A beautiful spot for a walk, the grounds are lovely and is very quite. There is a shop and catering, but we found it nice sitting out with a picnic. They do have craft and event days, we will try one ... read more »
We have visited here twice. In the summer there was an art & sculpture exhibition with sculptures all around. Plenty of walks in the wood, a walled garden with plenty of seasonal planting, and a lake. In the winter there was obviously less to see and the weather affects where you can walk. However on a cold but sunny day it was a great place to just walk and talk and chill out in. There is a cafe and shop selling the normal things, some local produce, and garden plants. As it is run by volunteers I have no problem paying the small entrance fee and other prices are reasonable.
Beautiful gardens and estate. Arboretum prohibits dog walking but there are plenty of walking routes around and nearby. Cafe based in an old barn close to the entrance. Free parking, but you have to pay to enter the arboretum (unless you're a member)
Spent £23 on two bagettes for lunch...then refused entry as we had a dog. Other dogs were coming out - but ours was not allowed entry into the gardens 9we didn't expect him to be allowed inside). He is a westie type, so not a danger to anyone and when on a disabled persons wheelchair he won't cause a nuisance. Best thing was - we realised something - for the price of lunch, and the entry fee ......you could buy national trust membership for your whole family for a whole year and go to as many houses and gardens as you like all year for free! Now that is a better value 'food' for thought! Cheaper than £23 bagettes anyway!
Very well kept and great cafe/tea room
Total Rip Off!! £5 per person to walk around the garden/lake which took 20 minutes to complete. The Walled Garden was closed. Nothing else to see or do 👎🏻
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