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You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. 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.

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 onl

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Guide Prices

Prices - see our website for details and to book


Thursday, 12th August 2021 - Thursday, 12th August 2021

Live music at Audley EndCulture Club, Bananarama, Lulu, Kim Wilde & Gabrielle
more info

Saturday, 14th August 2021 - Saturday, 14th August 2021

Audley End live music eventVan Morrison, The Waterboys, Imelda May and the Joanna Eden Band
more info



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Eat Out to Help Out
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:One mile west of Saffron Walden on B1383 (M11 exits 8 or 10).The nearest railway station is Audley End, which is 1 mile away.

      Public Transport Directions

      By rail:

      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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      • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
      • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016

      Opening Times

      Open New Year

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

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