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A favourite day out

As always the gardens are stunning, and the house always delivers something new but due to staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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Some unique features, look out for a coal yard amongst the bedrooms.

As always not enough time! Lovely house and grounds, liked the great entrance hall with massive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“the kitchen”(119 reviews)
“audley end house”(110 reviews)
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.
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
+44 1799 522842
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2012

What a wonderful place for a concert and a fantastic place to look around and relax for the whole day before. The only downside was the poor accomodation we chose(queens head b&b) close by,

8  Thank Joe B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 November 2014

So disappointed by our trip to Audley End Victorian Chrstmas event! Not a lot to see, no Christmas fayre just a tent with a few things to buy from their shop. One carasoul ride, a few games to play on the front lawn. The Father...More

8  Thank Helen503775
EnglishHeritageTA, General Manager at Audley End House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2014

Hi Helen503775, we're sorry you were disappointed with your visit to our Victorian Christmas event this past weekend. Following last years event we have made improvements to the timetable and have more characters and activities than ever before across the weekend. Each year over winter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always not enough time! Lovely house and grounds, liked the great entrance hall with massive carved wooden gallery at one end (You walk through it later) and stairs flanked by stuffed birds at the other. Heading to upper floors the nursery is poignant as...More

1  Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday 28th especially for the Halloween activities. This was the last day of their Halloween event - it had been running all week but for those of us in Herts, whose half term didn't start until the 29th, the weekend was the...More

1  Thank TravellerNearLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Audley End House as we purchased the English Heritage membership a few months back so it's free to get in. I wasn't expecting too much to be honest but was pleasantly surprised with the house, grounds, informative guides and things to see and do....More

1  Thank Fletcher301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Audley End House Night Tour, this was advertised through English Heritage Halloween tours, also they have an advert on the site saying Audley House has hauntings and gave the impression that this tour would be about ghosts at the House and in the...More

1  Thank Anita L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. Large very interesting house which shows the impact of different styles over the centuries, including wonderful rooms by Robert Adam. Parterre garden and large grounds, Very good cafe.

1  Thank rapolley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my parents from the US to see this house, the people were awesome with their knowledge of the house and it's history, people are in almost all of the rooms to answer questions about the design and layout of the rooms, they have a...More

1  Thank Guy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always the gardens are stunning, and the house always delivers something new but due to staff shortages some areas were not open. The staff that were there were friendly, informative and fun ... especially the lady in the kitchen making Victorian food. She was...More

1  Thank 478julf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all went as a Family day out 8 of us £ 99-30 Expensive just for a car park and a little walk Don't go on a Sunday , House only open a few Hours , not nearly enough time to get your moneys worth,...More

1  Thank jonnybKent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit English heritage sites on the weekend and this has been one of our favourites. The sun was shining and we could explore the amazing gardens, the organic kitchen gardens (now full of pumpkins and gourds!) and the beautiful river that runs...More

2  Thank Ophelia333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for the first time and was impressed to say the least. The house has to be seen and the guides in each area are very approachable and knowledgeable. Cafe was very busy, being half term, though the food was very good with generous...More

Thank Paul N
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Dawn M
26 October 2018|
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Response from neillypie | Reviewed this property |
Yes an interesting house. Must see the coal bunkers upstairs!
Frank S
11 October 2018|
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Response from BishopX41 | Reviewed this property |
It is an English Heritage site. All the details, opening times and prices are there.
Beckie B
23 August 2018|
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Response from Branko V | Reviewed this property |
£12 - although you can get Barclays reward 'free' English Heritage