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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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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Kids Rule at Half Term at Audley EndCelebrate the jubilee half term week by joining our Victorian Fairy Hunters on a very Victorian passtime.
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Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Sunday, 24th July 2022

A Very Victorian Weekend at Audley EndJoin us for a jam-packed Victorian extravaganza of family fun and experience history first hand
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Thursday, 11th August 2022 - Thursday, 11th August 2022

SIMPLE MINDS + BIG COUNTRY + HUE & CRYSimple Minds will perform a very special outdoor show in the grounds of Audley End in Saffron Walden, Essex, as part of this summer's Heritage Live concert series.
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Saturday, 13th August 2022 - Saturday, 13th August 2022

ELBOW + Richard Hawley + supportElbow have confirmed they will headline a major outdoor concert this summer in the beautiful grounds of Audley End House & Gardens, one of English Heritage's most prestigious historic country estates, on Saturday 13th August 2022. The multi-platinum selling alternative rock outfit will head to…
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Sunday, 14th August 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022

TOM JONES + THE SHIRES + supportThe legendary Tom Jones will perform a very special outdoor show in the grounds of English Heritage's Audley End House & Gardens, as part of this summer's Heritage Live concert series. Sir Tom will take to the stage on Sunday 14th August 2022, set to the stunning backdrop of one of England's…
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Sunday, 28th August 2022 - Monday, 29th August 2022

Victorian Horses of Audley EndTake in the thrilling spectacle of Victorian skill as Audley End's amazing animals soar, gallop and prance through the house's beautiful grounds
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Saturday, 24th September 2022 - Sunday, 25th September 2022

Harvest Falconry at Audley EndJoin our falconers as they display the traditions of hawking at harvest that have been passed down through centuries.
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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


  • 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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      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.

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      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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