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Visit Essex's hidden treasure house and explore life above and below stairs at this decadent mansion. Explore the impressive house and uncover the story behind the Braybrooke's unique natural history collection.Great houses need an army of staff to keep everything running smoothly, and you can meet Audley's in the Victorian Service Wing and nursery. See them at work every weekend May-September.

Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block and take a visit to the Organic Kitchen Garden as you discover over 120 varieties of apples, 40 types of pears, 60 kinds of tomatoes plus many more fruits and vegetables.

With parterre gardens, 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland, a children's play area, café and shop, make it a day out for all the family at Audley End House & Gardens.

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

Advance booking essential. If you’re an English Heritage Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. Please check our website for more details.

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Sunday, 5th May 2024 - Monday, 6th May 2024

WWII Weekend at Audley EndEmbrace the atmosphere and action of the 1940s as our celebrated WWII Weekend returns for another bank holiday spectacular at Audley End.
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Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Sunday, 2nd June 2024

Kids Rule! at Audley EndJoin us in the grounds of Audley End for a day of old-fashioned fun and hands-on activities!
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Sunday, 7th July 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

Sunday, 14th July 2024 - Sunday, 14th July 2024

Sunday, 21st July 2024 - Sunday, 21st July 2024

Lazy Sunday Music at Audley EndSpend a lazy Sunday at Audley End listening to live music. Each week will bring a different genre for you to enjoy.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

All the King's Horses at Audley EndEnjoy exceptional horsemanship as soldiers from the Restoration period compete against the backdrop of Audley End's magnificent mansion.
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Saturday, 28th September 2024 - Saturday, 28th September 2024

Harvest Falconry at Audley EndGaze skywards in awe as a spectacular collection of birds take flight to soar and swoop above Audley End in this display of Harvest Falconry.
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  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Audley End Sation is 1 1⁄4 miles. Please note: the footpath is beside a busy main road and is not streetlit from the station to the site.

Audley End House and Gardens

Type:Historic House

Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

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* Open all year, times vary - please see our website for details

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Cambridge Lodge ExteriorCambridge Lodge, Saffron WaldenOverlooking a private formal garden, Cambridge Lodge is an elegant two storey Victorian gatehouse located at the exit gates of Audley End overlooking the cricket pitch. It was built in 1842 and is the perfect place to relax all year round.

Hadleigh CastleHadleigh Castle, BenfleetThe impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Essex Marshes, the barbican and two towers remain standing today.

Prior's BarnPrior's Hall Barn, Saffron WaldenOne of the finest surviving medieval barns in south east England and representative of the aisled barns found in north west Essex.

Mistley TowersMistley Towers, MistleyThis is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, that had been built in the 18th century in the Georgian style. Sadly the two towers are now all that remain.

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