Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden

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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. Add Audley End House and Gardens and other attractions to your Saffron Walden trip itinerary using our Saffron Walden day trip planning website .
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  • This day was a lovely if not slightly expensive day out. The house and gardens are set in a beautiful part of Essex and provide a fun day out for anyone interested in old houses and/or gardens. The ma...  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit. However was given the wrong time for the garden tour over the phone, so missed it. Also closing times were confusing, very busy in main hall on arrival so thought we would enjoy it ...  more »
  • We arrived at Audley End House and couldn't have been more pleased. No problem with parking. The grounds are beautiful, perfect for a picnic if you take one and for children to run around and let off ...  more »
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  • Magnificent house and gardens. Surprising to learn that what remains is only one third of the original building. There are many stories associated with each part of the property, which is steeped in history . The opportunity to see a Victorian working kitchen during the summer months is well worth seeing. Much of the house is available to view, some of which is hands on. The working stables from the 1880's and the Organic Kitchen Garden are worth the visit alone. The grounds are vast and there is plenty to see and do.
  • Have to say this place is amazing, whether you are looking for the history or an amazing walk through some beautifully tended gardens this place has it all. Just a couple of side notes, look out for first printed dictionary ever located in the long library. The cafe although having two seating areas is always jam packed, but don't let that put you off the produce is really good
  • Lovely house and the gardens were divine. Staff a little snooty preventing a full 5 star review unfortunately, although some were very helpful and friendly with the kids. Definitely worth a visit, and so close to Cambridge. Fun way to spend a few sunny Sunday hours.
  • Wonderful period stately home set is extensive grounds with picturesque vistas and well maintained formal gardens. The main house is set out for adults mainly with each room well preserved within its historic context. For children, the family crèche will be fun with dressing up outfits and one of the largest dolls house (behind glass), albeit located at the top of the house, so can be a bit of a trek and isn't suitable for pushchairs or those with mobility difficulties. The outbuildings are also more fun for children, being set out as if the property were still a working stately home, mixing new technology comprising projected video images and voiceovers of people (played by actors) who would have worked in the laundry, kitchen and stables. Well worth the trip and stable for a range of ages. Best visit during summer or when events are advertised.
  • Good Gardens!! Well maintained organic gardens. The House has a large collection of paintings, an interesting nursery and a small bird museum. No pictures were allowed to be clicked inside the house.

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