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Audley End House and Gardens

Visit operating stables, explore formal gardens and discover some local history at one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture in Britain.

The opulent lifestyles of Britain’s wealthy earls and lords have been frozen in time at the immaculately restored Audley End House and Gardens. Wander through the formal gardens, visit horses in the estate stables or tour the living quarters of its former residents. With plenty of fun activities aimed at children, a day exploring the grounds of Audley End House is perfect for the whole family. 

Audley End House and Gardens is the former home of Sir Thomas Audley. He was granted the estate from Henry VIII. While no longer the manor of palatial proportions that it was during the 16th century, Audley End House remains one of the best examples of Jacobean architecture in Britain. 

Wander through the various rooms to learn about the intriguing architecture and history of the house. The rooms reflect the varied tastes of the many inhabitants of Audley End, ranging from the neoclassical architecture of the Robert Adam Rooms to the 18th-century Gothic influence of the chapel.

Outside in the garden, stroll between the hedges of the formal parterre or visit the walled organic kitchen garden. Along with the dairy, the vinery and the orchard house, this garden was central to the lives of Audley End House’s residents. 

Let the kids play in the themed play area and dress up in traditional costume at the stables. They’ll love meeting the resident horses while you explore the interactive exhibition housed within the stables. 

Audley End House is located 1 mile (1.2 kilometers) west of Saffron Walden and free parking is available on site. A bus and train station is located just a short walk from the house. Check the English Heritage website for up-to-date information on opening times and admission prices. In the warmer months, there are special events such as a "Meet the Staff," when you can see costumed characters performing duties that workers would have done in the Victorian era. 


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15th Century Period Cottage In Saffron Walden, Essex England
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5 Myddylton Place, Saffron Walden, ENG
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Saffron Walden, this romantic cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fry Art Gallery and Audley End House. Bridge End Gardens and Church of St. Mary are also within 5 minutes.

    The Cross Keys £110
    The Cross Keys

    The Cross Keys

    32 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Saffron Walden, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Market Square and Audley End House. Church of St. Mary and Fry Art Gallery are also within 5 minutes.

      Saffron Hotel
      Saffron Hotel

      Saffron Hotel

      8-12 High Street, Essex, Saffron Walden, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Saffron Walden, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of St. Mary and Audley End House. Fry Art Gallery and Bridge End Gardens are also within 5 minutes.

        Fisherman's Lodge, Arksden
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        Fisherman's Lodge, Arksden

        Rockells Farm, Duddenhoe End, Saffron Walden, ENG
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Audley End House, Saffron Walden Museum and The Common. Market Square and Church of St. Mary are also within 9 miles (15 km).

          The Cricketers £95
          The Cricketers

          The Cricketers

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Saffron Walden, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Audley End House, Saffron Walden Museum and Fry Art Gallery. Bridge End Gardens and The Common are also within 9 miles (15 km).

            The Red Lion Inn £119
            The Red Lion Inn

            The Red Lion Inn

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Saffron Walden, this inn is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Sawston Hall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Imperial War Museum Duxford and Audley End House. Fry Art Gallery and Bridge End Gardens are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              The Red Cow £86
              The Red Cow

              The Red Cow

              11 High Street Chrishall, Royston, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Royston, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve, Imperial War Museum Duxford and Audley End House. Saffron Walden Museum and Market Square are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                The Cricketers Arms £65
                The Cricketers Arms

                The Cricketers Arms

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Saffron Walden, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, House on the Hill Toy Museum and Audley End House. Saffron Walden Museum and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).