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Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

Switzerland
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Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

Hi! I need to make a last minute decision for my group of 15. We are visiting Cambridge and Norwich for a few days and will be going to the Lavenham, Ely, Bury St. Edmonds and the Norfolk Coast. We were going to Oxford for a day but that has unexpectedly been cancelled.

I have three options to replace Oxford. They are:

1. Wimpole and Saffron Walden

2. Audley End and Saffron Walden

3. Burghley House and a quick visit to Stamford

We have a coach organised for us so it's just a matter of choosing a location. We'll be travelling on May 1 and our starting and ending point will be Cambridge.

I've been to Wimpole which I loved and I've been to Stamford which was nice. What would you do?

Thanks for your sound advice and suggestions.

4 replies to this topic
Sheffield
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1. Re: Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

Option 3 would be good. Burghley House is wonderful and set in lovely grounds. Stamford is a stone-built town of great charm.

Essex
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2. Re: Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

Have you thought if going to Sandringham or Holkam Hall?

Of the options you givem I'd choose Audley End + Saffron Walden

But all 3 options are good, really, so it's a difficult choice!

Yorkshire Dales...
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3. Re: Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

I'd go for option 3 - Burghley definitely has the wow factor.

Have you thought about visiting Anglesey Abbey? Lovely house, grounds and mill.

https:/…anglesey-abbey-gardens-and-lode-mill

Switzerland
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4. Re: Wimpole/Audley End/Saffron Walden or Sampford/Burghley House

Thanks for all your help. Option 3 it is!

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