Access at Audley End House and Gardens

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

If you are a disabled visitor we offer the option to bring a companion or carer in for free to help you get more out of your visit.

Mobility/Older Visitors

Wheelchair loan Yes
Mobility Scooter loan Yes
Site Folders No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Handrails No
Easy-use cutlery No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Wheelchair Access
Unable to access the first floor in the house without negotiating stairs. Level access to toilets and shop. Restaurants have ramped access to tearooms.

Please book in advance for mobility scooter or wheelchair loan.

Entrance/Set Down
Set down allowed at ticket booths for those with limited mobility. Please call to book in advance.
Disabled Parking
There are 5 disabled parking bays in car park. Please call to book in advance.
Onsite Transport
No information available
Stairs
Ground floor level apart from Butlers Pantry which has four steps. Several bridges either have a step or steep slope. Three steps to self-service café in the Servant’s Hall.
Lift Access
No
Seating and rest points
There are a few seats and rest points dotted around the grounds.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Access to house via loose gravel, tarmac, cobbles and smooth grass. Some gentle undulation. Gardens accessed via tarmac and gravel paths and very smooth grass.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.

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Blind/Visually Impaired

Braille Guides No
Braille Signage No
Handrails No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Torches No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Sensory Experiences
Fountain, wildfowl and bird song in grounds; kitchen, flower and rose gardens.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No information available
Handling Objects
Items in the historic kitchen are available to look at and touch. There is also a children's dressing up box at the stables.
Tactile Models
Tactile objects available in the historic kitchen.
Areas of Low Lighting
No information available
Colour contrasts
No information available
Large Print
No information available
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Vibrating fire alarms No
Tour transcripts No
Film subtitles No
BSL Tours No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Induction Loops
No information available
Audio installation transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes.

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Learning Difficulties

Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Easy-use cutlery No
Basic language audio tours
No information available
Easy Read Material
No
Large print Material
No information available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No.
Sensory Experiences
Fountain, wildfowl and bird song in grounds; kitchen, flower and rose gardens.
Handling Objects
Items in the historic kitchen are available to look at and touch. There is also a children's dressing up box at the stables.

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Culinary/Dietary

Easy-use cutlery No
Bottle/food Warming Yes
Child Size Portions Yes
Highchairs Yes
Special Diets
Vegetarian soups and salads available.

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Health and Safety

Deep Water
Deep water river runs through the estate. This is well signed and has lifebelt. Fountain and pond located in the gardens.
Trip Hazard
No information available
Sheer Drop
No information available
Slip Hazard
Grass and stone walkways may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Flat landscaped area, although there is a 'ha-ha' surrounding house. A number of bridges either have a step or steep slope.
Steep Stairs
No information available
Beware of Traffic
It is a traffic route from the ticket office to the front of the house as you access the car park. Please take care when entering and leaving the site.
Uneven Ground
No information available

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Contact

Site Telephone
01799 522842
Email
AudleyEndHouse@english-heritage.org.uk
Customer Services
0870 333 1181
Tourist Information
Saffron Walden: 01799 524002, Cambridge: 01223464732
Address
Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex - CB11 4JF
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