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Saffron Walden Introduction

The quintessential medieval market town of Saffron Walden is an idyllic place to explore the rich history of the town and the many attractions on offer in the county of Essex. To the north of the town is the Grade II-listed Bridge End Garden and here you can see stunning ornamental gardens like no other. The historical architecture is fascinating, including the grand St Mary’s Church, which is the grandest parish church in Essex.

Hotels in Saffron Walden

There’s a fantastic selection of hotels in Saffron Walden and the surrounding area for travellers on different budgets. Choose from 3 cosy and characterful historical inns, one with a 4-star rating and with slightly more elegantly designed rooms for guests. If you’re more interested in Saffron Walden hotel deals, then choose one of the 2- or 3-star hotels, which are very reasonably priced. Many of their hotel rooms feature wooden beams and come adorned with modern furnishings. The hotels are perfect for a romantic weekend away for a couple or a short, relaxing family stay.

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Where to stay

Saffron Walden is a small town with just a few accommodation options to choose from. Don’t let that put you off though as the town’s charm more than makes up for this. It’s a popular place for couples seeking a cosy hotel to escape to for a romantic weekend. If you’re happy to travel a little further afield, you could stay in a nearby village, such as Littlebury, Great Chesterford or Wimbish Green. These countryside villages are the perfect place for a chilled-out getaway.

Things to see

The award-winning Saffron Walden Museum offers visitors a range of fascinating, ancient, cultural and archaeology collections to browse. If you love art, you should visit the fabulous Fry Art Gallery for a selection of colourful art by local artists. You could even bring something home as a souvenir. For a fun-filled family day out, why not visit the Audley End Miniature Railway and Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk? Children can enjoy riding around on a mini train in Lord Braybrooke’s 1.5 miles of beautiful woodland estate or go searching for the fairies that live in the tiny wooden houses dotted around the estate. Close by, Audley End House and Gardens are a fantastic way to experience Essex’s spectacular scenery. Take in the exquisite Jacobean mansion or explore the gardens designed by the famous gardener, Capability Brown.

How to get to Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden is 55 miles from central London, which takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes by car. It’s easily accessible if you’re looking for a retreat from city life. There aren’t any direct train links from London, so if convenience is top of your list for your holiday, driving to Saffron Walden is recommended. You can arrive at Saffron Walden with ease from Cambridge, which is only a 20-mile journey, taking approximately 30 minutes. If you’re arriving by air, Stansted Airport is the closest airport at only 14 miles away and will take you about 35 minutes by car.