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  • Essex Tourism Awards
  • English Heritage

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VAQAS, ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS 2011 WINNER - Best Large Essex Attraction ENGLISH HERITAGE

Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End House and Gardens

Contact

The Manager

01799 822842

Address

Audley End,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB11 4JF

Details

Audley End House & Gardens

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at this decadent mansion.

More to explore
With glorious gardens and stunning countryside views, it's not only the grounds at Audley End that are unmissable. The authentic Victorian Service Wing, impressive 17th century stable block, intricate interiors and wonderful works of art are all waiting to be discovered.

Victorian childhoods uncovered
Children's stories are brought to life and new rooms unveiled at Audley, including the nursery suite with its authentic Victorian toys to play with and clothes to dress-up in; and the coal gallery with its smells and sounds of 19th century innovation.

Meet the staff
Put on your apron and get your riding crop at the ready as you discover what life was like at this Victorian estate. Come face to face with Mrs Crocombe as she prepares a meal for the family, bump into the stable hand while they're grooming the horses, and meet Governess Miss Dormer and the other staff as they organise the children for the day. Costumed characters will bring Audley End back to its Victorian heyday every weekend May - September.

The perfect pit stop
Little ones will love it too. Visit the stables to meet the horses and have fun dressing-up, then let off steam in the fantastic outdoor play area next to our Cart Yard Café where you can watch on with a coffee! Feeling peckish? Our Servant's Hall Tea Room offers a selection of delicious, locally sourced refreshments perfect to tickle the taste buds.


Audley End House & Gardens, off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF
T: 01799 522842
www.english-heritage.org.uk/audley

Please note on event days additional admission charges may apply for Art Fund and corporate members.

Coach park: Space for 4 coaches, must be pre-booked. Minibuses over 9 feet high require special parking.

Drop off: Drop off at main entrance

Driver: Free entry with group

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

WCs. Shop: Service Yard. Parking: Coaches to book in advance. Free entry for coach drivers and tour guides. Education/School Visits: School visits free, book in advance. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Opening details

Opening times
HOUSE
01 Apr - 30 Sep: daily 12pm - 5pm
01 Oct - 02 Nov: daily 12pm - 4pm
03 Nov - 29 Mar: Closed
Gardens, Stables & Service Wing:
01 Apr - 30 Sep: daily 10am - 6pm
01 Oct - 02 Nov: daily 10am - 5pm
03 Nov - 15 Feb: Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm
16 - 20 Feb: daily 10am - 4pm
21 Feb - 29 Mar: Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm
24 - 26 Dec and 01 Jan: Closed
Last entry to the estate is 1 hour before closing.
The house will be accessible for guided tours
only on certain days. Please call property or
check website in advance for details.

Prices

Admissions
House, Gardens, Stables & Service Wing
Adult £15.40
Concession £13.90
Child £9.20
Gardens, Stables & Service Wing
Adult £9.60
Concession £8.60
Child £5.80

Location

Directions

Plan route to Audley End House and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 524381  Lat: 52.02081 Long: 0.22062

By Road:
One mile west of Saffron Walden on B1383 (M11 exits 8 or 10).

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

WCs. Shop: Service Yard. Parking: Coaches to book in advance. Free entry for coach drivers and tour guides. Education/School Visits: School visits free, book in advance. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.