Audley End House
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside and wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, gold winner of Anglia in Bloom Awards 2017. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.
Saffron Walden has a rich heritage of old buildings, including the magnificent Jacobian mansion Audley End House and Gardens and St Mary's Church, the largest and one of the most beautiful parish churches in Essex.
This Market Town is rich in character and individuality with a high street full of great independent shops many of which are still housed in buildings dating back hundreds of years. Coffee and tea shops, long standing inns to quirky gift shops. The town is passionate about the ancient Flitch festival; a unique celebration that takes place once every four years and is a celebration of marriage and community dating to the 14th Century. It is famously mentioned in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.
Mountfitchet Castle is a national Historic Monument, protected by the Department of the Environment. Mountfitchet Castle History It is believed to have been an early Iron Age fort and Roman, Saxon and Viking settlement. Artefacts found on the site from these periods support this belief.
Bishop's Stortford is a historic market town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. It is just west of the M11 motorway on the county boundary with Essex and is the closest sizeable town to London Stansted Airport.