Enjoy a great day out at one of England’s grandest stately homes; Audley End House.
The doors of our restored historic stables recently opened, complete with resident horses and a Victorian groom. Our stables experience includes an exhibition where you can find out about the workers who lived on the estate in the 1880s, the tack house and the Audley End fire engine. Try our dressing up clothes in the stables and meet our horses.
Children can let loose in our fun themed play area next to our Cart Yard Café which is always very popular with visitors.
Audley End House itself is a magnificent house, built to entertain royalty, and includes a Victorian Service Wing complete with kitchen, laundries and a dairy.
With beautiful grounds to explore, including an impressive formal garden and the working Organic Kitchen Garden, there’s so much to see and do at Audley End House.
Please note: There is currently scaffolding on the house as English Heritage prepares to open up even more parts of Audley End than ever before in Spring 2014. For the first time, visitors will be able to have a unique glimpse of life upstairs at Audley End, as well as downstairs.
The Nursery Suite, the private domain of the 3rd Lord Braybrooke's eight children and their entourage of nursemaids and governesses, will be recreated as it was in the 1830s. Plus, the unique Coal Gallery, which provided warmth and hot water to the mansion's upper floors, will be revealed, and many of the great mansion's 'front of house' State Rooms will also be re-presented.
- Meet our horses
- The Cart Yard Café and children's play area
- Enjoy all things apple with our annual Apple Weekend
Before You Arrive
Events At Audley End House and Gardens
Everything but the Squeak Week!
Mon 17 - Fri 21 Feb 2014
This half term come to Audley End and watch Mrs Crocombe - Audley End's resident cook - prepare a whole host of traditional Victorian pork recipes as she includes everything but the squeak in her unusual creations!
Resisting the Invader: Audley End 1940
Fri 7 Mar
If Hitler had invaded Britain in the dark days of 1940, Audley End would have played a crucial role in resisting the invader. Tour the grounds and discover the hidden remnants of Audley's dramatic past.