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Beautiful house with unusual features, friendly & informative staff.

We spent the afternoon here so didn't have time to visit the gardens, we'll have to save that for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloucestershire, UK
Marvellous house and gardens

Audley End house is worth several visits as the landscaped grounds are extensive. The house itself... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
maggie h
Isle of Wight, 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
+44 1799 522842
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Audley End house is worth several visits as the landscaped grounds are extensive. The house itself gives a fascinating insight into life in the past and well worth more than one visit. The cafe also serves tasty food.

Thank maggie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having recently joined English Heritage, this was a marvellous place for our first members visit. Interesting house, very informative friendly staff, we were lucky to have such a dry day to enjoy the gardens and take a walk to the stables. Cant wait to visit...More

Thank Elizabeth526
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

House strangely is not open until 12. One house tour at 12 which I missed and garden tour at 2. At £20, if all you want to see is the house then it’s expensive. Information is patchy and much of the information material is a...More

Thank Satisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

High number of rooms opened up for visitors with many interesting and unusual features, very pleasant and very helpful room guides, fascinating history of the house, beautiful setting and grounds, lovely gardens and outbuildings, really an excellent visit. The only downside for me was the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for those of us who like a bit of history - easily filled 3 hours - Excellent knowledgable guides in every room gave us the lowdown on everything that had happened from 16th Century to today.Lovely grounds & gardens topped...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the afternoon here so didn't have time to visit the gardens, we'll have to save that for another visit. The guides throughout the house were friendly, knowledgeable & helpful. We chatted to the staff in most of the rooms & found them lovely....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We normally visit National Trust properties but were passing so decided to go inside (although not NT) after a visit about 20 years ago. It reminded us how far the Trust has come to entice and inform and how behind English Heritage are who manage...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on the August bank holiday weekend for the WW2 day. Lots to look at and the reinactments were very good. Well organised with lots of parking. Well kept house and gardens. I did however think it was rather expensive.

Thank Vickijane64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a disabled visitor using a small folding mobility scooter I was surprised at the lack of access despite the English Heritage handbook. Unlike other houses I could not use my scooter due to the wooden floor, most available was stone anyway. I new that...More

1  Thank Vivaldi1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Jacobean mansion in Saffron Waldon, with a numerous selection of rooms authentically dressed and with knowledgeable staff able to answer any questions or go find out the answer quickly if they didn’t know. INSIDE: Dining rooms, library, state room, nursery, coal gallery,...More

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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.
Beckie B
23 August 2018|
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Response from Branko V | Reviewed this property |
£12 - although you can get Barclays reward 'free' English Heritage