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Enchanted Audley

This review is only in respect of the specific event and is not about Audley End in general. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Great day out with plenty to do even during winter days

Audley End House is very enchanting place. It’s an English Heritage site just outside of Saffron... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Audley End House is very enchanting place. It’s an English Heritage site just outside of Saffron Walden and was one of the greatest houses of early 17th-century. Even though we visited during the off season (when the house was shut) there was so much here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely theme with an array of pretty lights, hunting for fairies, colourful fountains and fabulous sound effects. Mulled wine and a hotdog. A lovely evening around the grounds on my first visit. Not as big as other Christmas illuminations and aimed mostly at children....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dudley End house was build by Earl of Suffolk who was James 1st treasurer. The furniture and building are Jacobean in design. Great house to look round. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Gardens where lovely in May when we were there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely historical home open to the public on certain days. There are often event days and a fairy garden and children's train over the road. Well worth the visit and you can then pop into nearby Saffron Walden. Also available for weddings

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only in respect of the specific event and is not about Audley End in general. The lights in the trees were enchanting and my 3 year grand daughter was in awe of the presentation as we wound our way around the walk....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrevorR15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled an hour to get there, parking easy, bowever, the walk was very short. Started off welll and enjoyed the projections in the trees. More lighting in the trees would make it feel more magical the greenhouse with the bubble machine was very basic and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to spend an evening. Lots of lights and animation for the kids and the staff were friendly. Take some food because the choice was limited and peddled by highwaymen (expensive doesn't quite cover it) All in all, a gentle family evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the special event "enchanted" between Christmas and the new year. It was a magical fun event for all the family - grandparents/parents/teenagers/kids. The gardens are lit up with pretty lights and it was fun to spot the fairys, listen to the talking tree's,admire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saffron288
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Audley End Winter Lights yesterday, and despite pouring rain, it was such a memorable evening. All the staff were so friendly, and the lights were so magical. Talking trees and the fairies. English Heritage must be congratulated, they got everything right, and everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrevorB08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my 9 year old son and we both loved it. The grounds looked magical and there were so many lovely little touches all the way round - the fairies, the talking trees, the hand bells and the installations. We also ate delicious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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30 November 2018|
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Response from Branko V | Reviewed this property |
I'd say this would be quite a walk, I wouldn't do it. A buggy introduces an additional challenge. Have you considered public transport?
Dawn M
25 October 2018|
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Response from neillypie | Reviewed this property |
Yes an interesting house. Must see the coal bunkers upstairs!
Frank S
11 October 2018|
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Response from BishopX41 | Reviewed this property |
It is an English Heritage site. All the details, opening times and prices are there.