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A Day in Saffron Walden

A Day in Saffron Walden

Morning - Park in Swan Street car park and explore the pretty market town of Saffron Walden on foot, home to the largest turf maze in the world!  Don't miss the spectacular, cathedral-like parish church of St Mary the Virgin where Lord 'Rab' Butler, of the famous 1945 Education Act, is buried in the churchyard.  There are plenty of independent cafes and restaurants to choose from for a spot of lunch and market days are Tues and Saturdays.


Afternoon - After lunch, discover the 'secret' Bridge End Gardens.  Tucked away down a narrow path between cosy, ancient cottages, the gardens were created in 1840 and designed by Francis  Gibson as a series of interlocking rooms, each has its own unique character. You can pre-book a visit to the Fry Art Gallery next to the gardens and enjoy some delightful works of art by local artists and, for a small entrance fee, you can visit the charming Saffron Walden Museum depicting life in the area in years gone by.  

Pop into the Eight Bells in Bridge Street for a drink or a bit of supper before heading home and enjoy some great hospitality in modern, stylish surroundings. 

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  1. Saffron Walden Museum

    Saffron Walden Museum

    Saffron Walden

    Friendly, family-size museum. Exhibits include moccasins, mummy cases, woolly mammoths and Wallace the Lion! Meadow for picnics with castle ruins. Winner Best Museum of social history. Accessible for disabled visitors.

  2. Bridge End Garden

    Saffron Walden

    Bridge End Garden was laid out by the Gibson family in the nineteenth century and is open to the public each day free of charge. Recently restored back to its former glory.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Saffron Walden Museum (52.02476,0.24024)Bridge End Garden (52.02721,0.23891)0.26
Total Distance *0.26 miles
Estimated Journey Time0 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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