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Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden

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Must see · Garden · Historic Site
Visit Audley End House and Gardens, renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. Admire the architectural features and varied collections. See the walled garden and organic kitchen garden, great hall, cricket pitch, Temple of Concord, miniature railway, and landscaped parkland. Inspect furniture and paintings in the Jacobean mansion and meet Audley’s staff working in the kitchen, scullery, dairy, laundry, and nursery. Stop by the stable block to see riding displays. Relax in the tearoom and shop for jams and chutneys, wines, beers, books, and gifts in the Cart Yard Cafe. Children can enjoy the play area. Add Audley End House and Gardens and other attractions to your Saffron Walden trip itinerary using our Saffron Walden day trip planning website.
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  • After a very pleasant to ride down through pretty country lanes and beautiful villages, the approach to Audley End is impressive as you sweep down the drive and past the house to the carpark. We...  more »
  • We had stayed the night before nearby and were on a leisurely trip down to Kent. This is one of English Heritage's more grandiose properties with a significant interior of the building to be...  more »
  • Once rated the most lavish Jacobean household in the land, almost next to a palace. No expense spared here! It's early ancestors nearly lost their heads over their lavish lifestyle and expenditure. Well worth a visit. So how🤔 do you heat such a vast house. Go to the top rooms to find out. Do take your children to the Victorian kitchens quite an education. With such luxurious furnishings what would the children's quarters have looked like? If this is not for you visit the gardens and vast grounds. See if you can find the posh stables the horses were kept in. Well worth a visit but give yourself plenty of time
  • Such a beautiful house and gardens. Very well kept by all the hard work of the staff. We all really enjoyed the show on the lawn about the different jobs children used to do. Very interesting and fun. The actors didn't let the heat affected them bless them. Thank you to you both and to Jeremy the rat xx
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