Audley End House and Gardens
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Open daily, 10am - 5pm

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Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

Where's my shadow? Quest 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow at Audley End & Gardens and needs the help of little adventurers to find it! Join Noble and his friends on a summer quest to search for his shadow throughout the grounds during the summer holidays.

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Admire the interiors of what was once one of the largest and most opulent houses in Jacobean England. Wander around our spacious grounds and admire the glorious gardens designed by Capability Brown, including our beautifully restored parterre and organic kitchen gardens. Take a stroll over to the stable yard and meet our friendly horses before topping up your energy with a delicious treat in the cafe. 

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Car-free Travel Discount

Escape the traffic and travel to Audley End House and Gardens by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. Show your bus or train ticket, or bike helmet, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to Audley End House and Gardens, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

Guidebook: Audley End

Price: £5.50

 Audley End Timeline

1139De Mandeville Family

Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, founds a Benedictine priory at Walden, which becomes Walden Abbey in 1190.

1538From Abbey to Mansion

The abbey is suppressed by Henry VIII and granted to Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor. He transforms the abbey buildings into a mansion.

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Audley End House Jigsaw Puzzle

Price: £32.50

Holiday in the heart of history at English Heritage's holiday cottages

HOLIDAY IN THE HEART OF ENGLISH HISTORY

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The Victorian Way Gifts

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Enjoy afternoon tea at one of English Heritage's cafes

CART YARD CAFÉ AT AUDLEY END HOUSE

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

FREE ENTRY FOR UP TO SIX CHILDREN

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

FREE HANDBOOK TO PLAN INSPIRING DAYS OUT, WORTH £10.95

Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered three times a year.

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