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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 only.

Guide Prices

Prices - see our website for details and to book


Saturday, 24th October 2020 - Sunday, 1st November 2020

Spooky Audley EndGather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Audley End this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories.
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Thursday, 29th October 2020 - Saturday, 31st October 2020

Spooky Woodland Walks at Audley EndAs the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, bring your family to join our ghost-hunting storytellers on a trip through the shadows of Audley End's woodland trail.
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Sunday, 3rd January 2021 - Sunday, 3rd January 2021

Christmas Adventure Quest at Audley End
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  • 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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