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Audley End House and Gardens

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Address: Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
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+44 1799 522842

Built by the first Earl of Suffolk, Lord Treasurer to James I, this...

Built by the first Earl of Suffolk, Lord Treasurer to James I, this Jacobean-style house is one of the most magnificent of its type in England.

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Excellent property.

This home is beyond words gorgeous! They don't allow pictures inside but it is outstanding. It is all set up like people still live there. In the kitchen there were kitchen maids... read more

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Dumas, Arkansas
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117 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This home is beyond words gorgeous! They don't allow pictures inside but it is outstanding. It is all set up like people still live there. In the kitchen there were kitchen maids cooking and making bread all in period. Ceilings were amazing....I am a nut for a gorgeous ceiling. Staff in every room and very informative with the history of... More 

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gardens, house, grounds, cafe, stables all good specially if you're an English Heritage member. The volunteers here are bery helpful in all the rooms, too.

Thank BarryFlorence
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to Audley End House, after having driven past the signs off the M1 numerous times at night. This time I planned to pass during the day. It was a dismal wet day, but the house was a bright spot. The cafe provided tasty food. We did not visit the gardens but will definitely call in... More 

Thank Steven R
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good day out with beautiful grounds and house to enjoy. Restaurant gets busy so get in early.

Thank paulgoodey
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Audley End house and gardens is well worth a visit. The house is great for those not so wonderful weather days and the gardens are vast with additional attractions at the stables. The staff really try to make you welcome are knowledgable and informative. Rooms have odd sheets giving information but if you are into studying country houses you need... More 

Thank Brian N
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

English Heritage property easily accessed from the M11. I'm not sure there is adequate parking on a busy day. Luckily we picked a quieter day so didn't have to park too far away from the house. There were a couple of representatives at the pedestrian exit from the car park trying to get people to sign up for EH membership.... More 

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

weve just joined English heritage so our first visit was to Audley house and gardens a wonderful place with lots to see and do lots of room for a picnic lots of car parking and wonder at your leisure from the wonderful gardens to a stroll along the winding river meeting the friendly black swan who asks nicely if you... More 

Thank Mark L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on the off-chance on a sunny afternoon - and what a gem we found. The entrance is not the easiest - you actually drive through the main gate and past the 'big house' but plenty of parking when you arrive. There is something for almost everyone here. We did not go into the house, but there are... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our grandchildren for an Easter trail which they loved doing and we enjoyed our visit very much. The grounds are diverse with many interesting areas which were great for the children to explore and us to nature watch.

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I thought it was very expensive Secondly, the gardens are a little disappointing compared to a lot of the National Trusts we visit, apart from the beautiful walled kitchen garden & greenhouses The house is beautiful itself The tearoom was disappointing and the staff quite unfriendly apart from the lovely gentlemen that greeted you after you parked The car... More 

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