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Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden

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#1 of 32 in Historic Sites in Essex
Garden Historic Site
Visit Audley End House and Gardens, renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. Admire the architectural features and varied collections. See the walled garden and organic kitchen garden, great hall, cricket pitch, Temple of Concord, miniature railway, and landscaped parkland. Inspect furniture and paintings in the Jacobean mansion and meet Audley’s staff working in the kitchen, scullery, dairy, laundry, and nursery. Stop by the stable block to see riding displays. Relax in the tearoom and shop for jams and chutneys, wines, beers, books, and gifts in the Cart Yard Cafe. Children can enjoy the play area. Make Audley End House and Gardens a centerpiece of your Saffron Walden vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saffron Walden trip builder.
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4.6
  • Massive grounds, lovely large gardens, parkland and buildings but at nearly £20 each it seemed expensive. Part of the main house was closed the day we were there but there were still many interesting ...  more »
  • We have been planning a trip to visit Audley End for over a year. Although we had checked the 2017/18 English Heritage handbook we only discovered from looking at the website that it is closed for the...  more »
  • After many years recently rejoined English Heritage so enjoyed a day out here again. Was pleased they now allowed you to go round the house unescorted as last time I felt we were rushed around by our ...  more »
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  • Very pleasant time here. Despite the moaning kids they actually enjoyed it. House is nice and educational. The grounds are wonderful and very well maintained. On a nice day take a picnic and just relax. Lots of space for the kids to run around and be children... If you can separate them from their mobile devices.could be classed as a bit pricy, but we got in with English Heritage membership.
  • So expensive to visit, no getting round that, but so worth it. We spent the whole day exploring the gardens and house. Not only is truly stunning but the history is incredibly interesting. If you can catch one of the talks in the house it's well worth it. I was blown away with the care and attention that had been put into the displays. I'm really pleased we went as really pleased we are English heritage members!
  • Beautiful house with loads of history, and the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable about the place. Many of the rooms contain the original furniture so you can really get a sense of what it would have been like when the family were still in residence. If you're there on a Wednesday there's a lovely gentleman playing piano in the library which really adds to the atmosphere. There's a good café with a children's play area, and a tearoom at the main house (try the bakewell slice!). If you go on a nice day you can explore the beautiful gardens, or just sit by the river and watch the world go by.
  • Very historic location. Great place to explore and there is so much to see. Sorry, pictures aren't allowed inside the actual house.
  • Apart of English Heritage. Great big stately home. Good views on a sunny say.

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