Contact the site for a Group Booking Form.
15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.
Guided Tour of the House
During certain times of the year Audley End House itself is only accessible by guided tour. You will tour the house with an experienced guide and hear all about how the rooms were used by the family on a day to day basis. The tour begins in the dramatic setting of the great hall, where the guide sets the scene by outlining the history of the house.
The house is still furnished with all of the original furniture, paintings, including several works by masters such as Canaletto, Holbein and Van Goyen as well as artefacts from the time when the family lived there - and this helps to bring the house to life.
The principle style of the house in decorative terms is Jacobean revival of the early 19th century, but there are fragments of Jacobean work that survive together with substantial work from the late 18th century. The House in some ways illustrates the changing life of the English Country House.
Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Minimum-maximum pax: 11-20
Advance booking required: YES. Access to the house by guided tour only on dates listed below and groups should reserve a tour time when making the site booking. The tour is included in the admission price. Call for admission prices, dates and to book: 01799 522842.
There is free, but limited, parking for coaches on site, 30 metres from the entrance to the house. 9ft height limit access to Audley End carpark. Height restricted vehicles can park on the 'miniature railway' car park across the road: note this must be booked in advance.
Average Length of Visit
House: 1 1/2 hours; gardens: 1 1/2 hours.
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