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image for Group Visits item typeGroup Visits at Waltham Abbey Gardens

  • Green Flag Award

Heritage Sites & Houses, free entry


Waltham Abbey Gardens

Waltham Abbey Gardens


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Abbey View,
Waltham Abbey,


With some remains of the Augustinian Abbey founded by King Henry II in 1177 still visible, the cloister entry, Abbey gateway, precinct and chapter house walls and the stone bridge over the Cornmill Stream provide an indication to what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country and the last to suffer under dissolution of the monasteries in 1540.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens or take yourself and the family on a trail to explore hundreds of years of history as you discover intriguing art works along the route which will uncover the site's invisible past.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Green Flag Award. Green Flag Heritage Site.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Seasonal car parking opening times, details available on our website.


Free entry

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Plan route to Waltham Abbey Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 387005  Lat: 51.68612 Long: 0.00503

By Road:
From the M25, exit at junction 26 and join the A121. At the roundabout turn right which will take you over a bridge spanning the M25. At the second set of traffic lights approach in the left hand lane and go straight on. At the third set of lights move into the right hand lane and go straight on. At the roundabout, take the first left which will take you into the car park for Abbey Gardens.
A large car park is available on sit, seven days a week. Seasonal closing time apply.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Waltham Cross station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Green Flag Award. Green Flag Heritage Site.