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Saffron Hotel
Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in Saffron Walden, this hotel is steps from Church of St. Mary and Fry Art Gallery. Market Square and The Common are …

£63
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10

42 Station Road E, Cambridge CB22 4NL

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (354 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Sawston Hall and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Imperial War Museum Duxford. Go …

£46
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport
Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport

Thremhall Avenue, Bishop's Stortford CM24 1PY

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,524 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bishop's Stortford Golf Club, Hatfield Forest, and …

£59
Ramada London Stansted Airport
Ramada London Stansted Airport

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

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (999 reviews)

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 …

£53
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa

24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (232 reviews)

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

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Chequer Cottage
Chequer Cottage

43 Streetly End, Cambridge CB21 4RP

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Haverhill Arts Centre, Ashdon Village Museum, an …

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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
3.7 out of 5 (633 reviews)

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
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
4.2 out of 5 (569 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 …

£119
The Gonville Hotel
The Gonville Hotel

Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (131 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scott Polar Research Institute and …

£113
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 (2 reviews)

Located in Melbourn, this bed & breakfast is 2.5 mi (4 km) from RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve and within 9 mi (15 km) of …

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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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