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Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
+44 1799 522842
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Fabulous place, take a picnic with you.

We have visited Audley End during the Easter holidays. It seemed quite expensive, but I have to say... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2013
Mummy D
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Disappointing re-visit

After visiting Audley End last year, when we had a lovely day out, we thought we would like to... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2013
London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“english heritage” (159 reviews)
“the kitchen” (102 reviews)
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We have visited Audley End during the Easter holidays. It seemed quite expensive, but I have to say worth every penny. The gardens just beautiful, well maintained and wonderfuly designed. You can spend all day walking around, there is a map you can pick up...More

Thank Mummy D
Reviewed 4 April 2013

After visiting Audley End last year, when we had a lovely day out, we thought we would like to re-visit taking our granddaughter in the Easter holidays. Despite the cold day, we had a nice time exploring the kitchens, dairy and stable block. However, this...More

1  Thank hedge81
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Despite the weather being unfavourable, especially as we'd planned a picnic, the house and gardens were still amazing! I would recommend that anyone who is interested in English history pays this house a visit.

3  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Fabulous place and loads to see all day there. Staff in Victorian character and wonderful kitchens. Worth visitng again and again.

2  Thank geoff2010abc
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The house is a spendid Jacobean mansion with a Victorian service wing which houses a visitor centre, tea room, shop and toilets. A fine parterre next to the house and further afield the 17thC stables and yard with an exhibition " an estate at work...More

Thank Hackford
Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Basically this place is a complete rip off and English Heritage should be ashamed of themselves for charging the entrance fees they do. We spent £60 for our group of four adults to enter Audley End (£15/person) and I just think it wasn't worth it....More

3  Thank cyprusboy
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Not so easily found from the M11; it is best reached from the North via Duxford and the brown signs that sometimes hide until you have started to leave by the rounabout exit before the proper one- so go with the kids and make them...More

1  Thank Leslie E
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We chanced to visit on a day at the end of season (autumn half term) and had a special interest. Actors were bringing the kitchen to life, from Mrs Crocombe the cook and her various servants, showing the way that pheasants were plucked, bread was...More

1  Thank Incartek
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Fascinating house which has been really well maintained. We had a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide in the house who really brought the history alive. It was a beautiful autumnal day so perfect to amble around the extensive grounds, walled organic kitchen garden, stable block, flower...More

1  Thank Tippyleaf
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Superb house & gardens,splendid guided tour. We hope to go back in the summer months to enjoy the gardens

1  Thank mary c
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23 June 2016|
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Response from Tosugaradream | Reviewed this property |
From memory Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas Audley took over the old abbey that was originally there but this was demolished by his grandson Thomas Howard who built the present house. No one is living there at the moment, it is a... More
21 August 2015|
Response from Joanne W | Reviewed this property |
You need to pay to enter the grounds, but there is no extra charge for picnincs