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Audley End House and Gardens

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Address: Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF, England
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+44 1799 522842
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Built by the first Earl of Suffolk, Lord Treasurer to James I, this...

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.

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Fantastic visit

Audley End house and grounds is a fantastic place to visit. On a nice day the grounds are really lovely to walk around or just sit and have a picnic by the water. There is also... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Audley End house and grounds is a fantastic place to visit. On a nice day the grounds are really lovely to walk around or just sit and have a picnic by the water. There is also a shop and restaurant to visit. The house itself needs a good couple of hours to stroll round to take in all the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my partner in October as we joined at English Heritage members in July. Lovely walks around the grounds and the house is beautiful. (Be warned that the house opens at 12pm and last entry is 4pm). It is expensive for a family but with an EH membership, you only need to go three times in a year to... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at beginning of January. The house was closed, but the stables, service areas and cafe were open. It is so nice to go somewhere where the stables are still in use as actual stables with horses, and have not been turned into a cafe or shop! They are in such a beautiful building too. The service areas are excellent.... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely English Heritage site to spend an hours walk or a whole day out with the children. Lots to do and always has events on for your entertainment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this !! Best place we have visited for ages . Great food , staff and company . Would highly recommend

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went on Sunday to the christmas Fair at Audley End and were dissapointed that we as English heritage members had to pay an additional £5 per adult. We did pay as expected it to be of a high standard as similar events in the past, but it is far from any standard at all. Before entering the marquees I... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Four of us had a a good time looking around the gardens & the working areas outside of the house. The house was closed for the winter but we will be back in the summer. The large Marquees were filled with fantastic crafts,design & a food fair it was all excellent. As it was so spread out there was no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this Christmas venue on Sunday and was charged £7 per person on entry where to our surprise were 2 average size marquis a blow up snowman and ridiculously loud music. The atmosphere was as sad as the sellers not one stall sold traditional Xmas goodies all cheap nasty junk. In our return to the car we found other... More 

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Thank Lisa B
EnglishHeritageTA, Guest Relations Manager at Audley End House and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on our recent Christmas Craft Fair at Audley End House and Gardens. We apologise that the standard of the fair and the stalls was not what you had anticipated and was found to be disappointing. This is the first time we have worked with Oakleigh Fairs on a Christmas Fair... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This review relates to the Audley End Christmas Fair, presented by Oakleigh Fairs. I was very disappointed by the fair for many reason, but first of all the entrance fee of £7pp was extortionate. And when I returned to the car to fetch my gloves I was challenged on re-entry by an Oakleigh steward, which frankly felt embarrassing. Luckily I'd... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Guest Relations Manager at Audley End House and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on our recent Christmas Craft Fair at Audley End House and Gardens. We apologise that the standard of the fair and the stalls was not what you had anticipated and was found to be disappointing. This is the first time we have worked with Oakleigh Fairs on a Christmas Fair... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We travelled to Audley End today specifically to visit the 'Christmas Fair' run by Oakleigh Events... Well, It was about as festive as a bad Migraine! What a completely wasted afternoon. One inflatable (ripped) santa and a couple of speakers blurting out The Pogues does NOT make it a Christmas Fair. No Festive spirit, no festive style stalls...no way we... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Guest Relations Manager at Audley End House and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Juan, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on our recent Christmas Craft Fair at Audley End House and Gardens. We apologise that the standard of the fair and the stalls was not what you had anticipated and was found to be disappointing. This is the first time we have worked with Oakleigh Fairs on a Christmas Fair... More 

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