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Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

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

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4.5 out of 5 (3,079 reviews)

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

£82
The John Barleycorn Inn
The John Barleycorn Inn

Moorfield Road, Cambridge CB22 4PP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (204 reviews)

Located in Duxford, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Imperial War Museum Duxford and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Sawston Hall. Gog …

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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
4.6 out of 5 (83 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ashdon Village Museum, Chilford Hall Vineyard, and Haverhill Arts …

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Anstey Hall
Anstey Hall

Maris Lane, Cambridge CB2 9LG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (82 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cambridge Community Church and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

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The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford CM22 7TJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (449 reviews)

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 …

£56
Saracens Head Hotel
Saracens Head Hotel

30 High Street, Dunmow CM6 1AG

3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Dunmow, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Hatfield Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Bishop's Stortford Golf …

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Saffron Hotel
Saffron Hotel

8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (38 reviews)

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

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The Stables at The Starr Inn
The Stables at The Starr Inn

Market Place, Dunmow CM6 1AX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Situated in Dunmow, this inn is 6 mi (9.6 km) from Hatfield Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Bishop's Stortford Golf Club …

£70
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 (110 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, House on the Hill Toy Museum, and …

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The Queens Head Inn
The Queens Head Inn

High Street, Saffron Walden CB11 4TD

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated in Littlebury, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Audley End House, Fry Art Gallery, and Church of St. Mary. Market …

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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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