Markshall Estate, Coggeshall

A historical country estate which makes a brilliant day out for all ages and has lots of event on throughout the year.

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Set in peaceful countryside midway between Braintree and Colchester, Markshall Estate ticks all the boxes when it comes to a family-friendly day out al fresco. Dating back more than 1,000 years (it was mentioned in the Domesday Book), the 2,350-acre estate includes a 200-acre arboretum, walled garden and natural play areas, all open to the public. 

Once owned by Thomas Phillips Price, Markshall’s now a charitable trust after philanthropist Phillips left his estate to the nation in 1971 (how generous?!) and is the perfect place to unwind in nature; strolling by lakes, exploring woodlands and discovering trees from around the world. 

Check what’s on before you visit as there’s a whole host of seasonal events to enjoy: think farmers’ markets, family trails and theatre productions. You also won’t want to miss a bite to eat in The Orchard Kitchen, which serves delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes.

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Markshall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG


01376 563796

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