Saffron Walden colourful street of houses
  • Saffron Walden colourful street of houses
  • The Dutch Garden in Bridge End Garden
  • Saffron Walden Museum
  • View of Town Hall with market stalls in front
  • View of Saffron Walden Town Hall from market square

About

Saffron Walden is a delightful medieval town with a rich heritage of old buildings, including the magnificent Jacobian mansion Audley End House and Gardens and St Mary’s Church, the largest and one of the most beautiful parish churches in Essex.  Fine examples of elaborate moulded plasterwork (pargetting), can be seen on the Old Sun Inn (believed to have been the headquarters of Oliver Cromwell) and the houses in Castle Street and Bridge Street.  Saffron Walden Museum is of particular interest and contains everything from mammoth tusks to mummies.  In the grounds of the museum are the ruins of the castle keep which dates back to the 1130s or 40s.

Bridge End Garden is a real jewel and an environment of great charm in Saffron Walden.  Careful restoration has replicated gardening techniques and designs typical of the Victorian era and brought the garden back to its full splendour.  Saffron Walden is also home to four mazes; the ancient turf maze on the Common, the Victorian yew hedge maze in Bridge End Garden, the Jubilee Garden Bandstand Labyrinth and the Swan Meadow Maze. 

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Saffron Walden

Type:Village

Market Place, SAFFRON WALDEN, Essex, CB10 1HR

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