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Saffron Hotel
Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Situated in Saffron Walden, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Market Square and The Common. Bridge End Gardens and …

£70
Warners Farm B&B
Warners Farm B&B

Top Road, Saffron Walden CB10 2XJ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Common, Market Square, and Audley End House. …

£90
Leggatts Farm
Leggatts Farm

Henham Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3LZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, Market Square, and The …

£70
The Old Red Lion Inn
The Old Red Lion Inn

Linton Road, Cambridge CB21 4QF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Common, Bridge End Gardens, and Church of St. Mary. Market …

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The Yew Tree
The Yew Tree

36 The Street, Manuden, Bishop's Stortford CM23 1DJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Bishop's Stortford, this hotel is within 32 mi (52 km) of Kelvedon Hatch, University of Cambridge, and St …

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Bradman's
Bradman's

Hollow Hill, Haverhill CB9 7SH

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Haverhill, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of National Stud, National Horseracing Museum, and The Common. Bridge …

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The Cottage Guest House
The Cottage Guest House

71 Birchanger Lane, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5QA

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (82 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within 32 mi (52 km) of Kelvedon Hatch, University of Cambridge, and Olympic …

£70
The Old Magistrates Court
The Old Magistrates Court

1 Cross Lane, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6AG

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Royston, this bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Imperial War Museum Duxford, University of Cambridge, an …

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Beechwood House
Beechwood House

5 Dogget Lane, Cambridge CB21 5BT

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cambridge, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Addenbrooke's Hospital, Jesus College, and Trinity Colleg …

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (524 reviews)

This Cambridge hotel, situated on the banks of the River Cam, is one block from the University Centre. The hotel is a 5-minut …

£123
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Pocket Guide: Saffron Walden Bridge End Gardens Hotels

Bridge End Gardens is a grade II English Heritage site located in Saffron Walden, Essex. The gardens have a history dating back to 1828 and were first conceived by a local banker named Atkinson Francis Gibson. In 1902, Bridge End Gardens were opened to the public and designated as a 'public pleasure ground' where visitors to the region can come to relax, enjoy the beautiful topiary and even get lost in a maze! Today, enjoying English Heritage status, the gardens are a popular local attraction and well worth stopping by if you're staying in any nearby Essex hotels.

Be Amazed at Bridge End Gardens from Your Essex Hotels

In the early 2000s the gardens were was restored to their original 1870 plan and are today a fitting reminder of their former Victorian magnificence. There are several distinct areas of the garden, including The Dutch Garden, which is overlooked by an iron viewing platform, the summerhouse lawn, the pavilion and the kitchen garden. One of the most striking parts of the gardens is the Hedge Maze, which was first planted by Francis Gibson in 1840 and has since undergone a series of restorations. Today, it's one of the finest mazes in the country and should you make it to the centre you'll encounter a beautiful sculpture by Hamish Horsley entitled 'Mermaids'. For those keen to learn more about the gardens and their fascinating history, there is now a visitor centre located in The Walled Garden.

A Grand Day Out at Bridge End Gardens near Hotels in Essex

With its Victorian character and its magnificent maze, Bridge End Gardens is a great place to and has a mystery and magic that children will love. There several great hotels in Essex that are just a short drive from the gardens, including The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, itself a historic building and an apt place to stay if you're keen to explore the county's heritage.

Bridge End Gardens is located in the market town of Saffron Walden, which has plenty of other fascinating historic landmarks worth visiting. Notably, after exploring the gardens you might choose to see the ruins of 12th century Walden Castle. As a fairly lively town in Essex, you'll also find plenty of shops and amenities in Saffron Walden.

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