Visitors walking by the lake at Markshall Estate


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Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Markshall 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, 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. Our shop sells a range of local products including locally produced jams and borage honey produced by bees on the Estate. You'll see works by artists and photographers which can be purchased too.

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

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

Guide Prices

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  • Home Delivery


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided) - Face masks must be worn in the area outside of the Visitor Centre. Once in the Arboretum and Woodland Walks face masks can be removed.
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions - Dogs allowed in the Arboretum on weekdays, and on the Woodland Walks every day we're open.
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • 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
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly

Map & Directions

Route Guides

Markshall Estate


Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, COLCHESTER, Essex, CO6 1TG
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Tel01376 563 796

Opening Times

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