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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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Amazing building and history

This is a must see place. We traveled quite a way to visit which as it opened at 12.00 was handy. We enjoy history so listening to the informative talk at the start was useful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James D
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see place. We traveled quite a way to visit which as it opened at 12.00 was handy. We enjoy history so listening to the informative talk at the start was useful. Each volunteer knew the rooms well and so they were able to answer any questions we had. Every room was fantastic. The tulips in the... More 

1 Thank James D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Easter week and it was the main reason for our visit. This is a seriously well maintained and attractive estate one of the best designed gardens for colour we have seen of late, Spent 6 hours there .

Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As locals and EH members we go to the grounds quite often but haven't been inside the house for a number of years. The guides, both human and paper were very informative and many of the pictures are well worth seeing. Particularly enjoyed the nursery where today's children can play the games of yesterday's

Thank Gregofhadstock
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had wonderful impromptu Easter Saturday out at this gorgeous house and gardens. The house was populated with extremely helpful and enthusiastic English Heritage staff (and probably volunteers) who were keen to engage with us and our children. We spent a lovely afternoon strolling through the furnished rooms which are well set out, there were plenty of things to keep... More 

1 Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wanted to visit for a while and took the opportunity to combine it with a visit to the Audrey End miniature railway. The vista of the house and the gardens are very impressive. The service quarters were interesting but perhaps could be more interactive e.g. a demonstration of how butter is made? We thought the gardens were stunning... More 

Thank KateLeicestershire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never visited before but would do again as it was hours well spent in lovely surroundings. The house was large and there were rooms to see on three floors. Some rooms were full of things to see and others, maybe disappointingly, were empty. The rooms full of exhibits were slightly lacking the history and full information of what we were... More 

1 Thank Michael W
Great Hockham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent property to visit in a stunning location with extremely helpful and knowledgeable stewards. Lots of taxidermy and paintings. The grounds are quite immaculate and beautifully planted. Enjoyed a scone and coffee both very good and managed to have an ice cream - yum! , Even though did not cover all the available features we did really enjoy our visit.... More 

Thank Alisonplusone
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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We visited here in the hottest day this year and although the estate was busy it still had a calm feeling to it. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds.

3 Thank stevefort71
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my daughters here (1year old and 3 year old) for a day trip out. Having never been I was astounded as to how beautiful both the house and grounds were. My 3 year old had a lovely time and particularly enjoyed seeing the horses and looking at all the beautiful flowers planted in the garden behind the house.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have picnics and there is lots of things to do for kids such as the little train and the playground + lots of good walks

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