The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate
  • The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate
  • Aerial view of Markshall Estate
  • Robins Brook at Markshall Estate
  • Walled Garden at Markshall Estate
  • Coach House Garden at Markshall Estate


Arboretum, Woodland Walks, Venue, cafe, shop and Plant Centre all open - no need to book!

Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Marks Hall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that extends to over 2,350 acres of Essex countryside. The estate includes broadleaved woodlands, a world-class Arboretum showcasing a collection of rare trees from across the globe, The Wild Wood family play area, relaxing lakes, a Walled Garden featuring the longest herbaceous border in the county and much more.

You'll also find seasonal produce served in the Orchard Kitchen cafe, including meals, light refreshments and cream teas throughout the day. Looking for something special? Ask about our afternoon teas, and look out for our special events.  Green fingered? Then stop by our Plant Centre for inspiration direct from the Arboretum. 

Join in the fun with our year-round events programme, including talks and tours, family friendly activities, live music and theatre performances. 

Marks Hall Estate also offers venue hire and is the perfect setting for weddings, family gatherings, parties and corporate events.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - We welcome picnics on Pound Field, across the Iron Bridge and opposite the Visitor Centre.


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • Coach parking
  • Drop Off Point
  • Facilities for Coach Driver
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Typical visit duration - 2-3 hours

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By road - between B1024 and A120 north of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass.  

    Public Transport Directions

    The nearest railway station is Marks Tey, which is 5.8 miles away.

    Orchard Kitchen Café at Markshall Estate


    Marks Hall Estate, Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

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