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Ramada London Stansted Airport
Ramada London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5QZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rhodes …

£58
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford CM24 1PP

4.0 out of 5.0

This contemporary glass-fronted hotel is adjacent to London Stansted Airport, just a 2-minute walk from the terminal via a …

£97
Days Inn London Stansted Airport
Days Inn London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Service Area, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5QZ

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rhodes …

£52
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa

24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pepys Library and St. John's College. …

£109
The John Barleycorn Inn
The John Barleycorn Inn

Moorfield Road, Cambridge CB22 4PP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Duxford, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Imperial War Museum, Imperial War Museum Duxford, and Sawston Hall. Fry …

£70
Fanhams Hall
Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall Road, Ware SG12 7PZ

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ware, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chadwell Springs Golf Course, Top Events GB, and River Lea. Artshed i …

£69
The Old Red Lion Inn
The Old Red Lion Inn

Linton Road, Cambridge CB21 4QF

4.0 out of 5.0

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

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Best Western Heath Court Hotel
Best Western Heath Court Hotel

Moulton Road, Newmarket CB8 8DY

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newmarket, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Horseracing Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£57
The Cricketers Arms - Hotel
The Cricketers Arms - Hotel

Rickling Green, Near Stansted, Saffron Walden CB11 3YG

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Quendon, this inn is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Prior's Hall Barn and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Whoosh Explore. Mountfitchet …

£69
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford CM22 7TJ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£46
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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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