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Saffron Hotel
Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ

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3.4 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Situated in Saffron Walden, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Market Square and The Common. Audley End House is 1.3 mi …

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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 6 mi (10 km) of The Common, Church of St. Mary, and Market Squar …

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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 …

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The Old Red Lion Inn
The Old Red Lion Inn

Linton Road, Cambridge CB21 4QF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Haverhill Arts Centre, The Common, and Bridge End Gardens. Church o …

£80
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 …

£55
Bradman's
Bradman's

Hollow Hill, Haverhill CB9 7SH

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

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

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Sturmer Hall - Guest House
Sturmer Hall - Guest House

Church Walk, Haverhill CB9 7XD

4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Haverhill, this guesthouse is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Haverhill Arts Centre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Clare Castl …

£130
Stansted Airport Lodge
Stansted Airport Lodge

Takeley Street, Bishop's Stortford CM22 6QR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (158 reviews)

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

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The White House - B&B
The White House - B&B

Smiths Green, Bishop's Stortford CM22 6NR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Situated in Bishop's Stortford, this bed & breakfast is within 32 mi (52 km) of Kelvedon Hatch, University of Cambridge, an …

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Glenmere House
Glenmere House

17 Glenmere Close, Cambridge

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cambridge, this apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwic …

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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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