Originally, Audley End House and Gardens was the site of Walden Abbey, which was converted into the grand house after King Henry VIII’s Reformation during the 1530s. So, this is an old place!
The grounds were eventually landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Today you can visit these grounds as well as exploring the house, including the service wing and the horses in the stables. There is also a children’s play area.
Audley End has been voted one of English Heritage’s top ten family attractions by visitors.
Visiting Audley End house and gardens. Photo c/o English Heritage.
A family ticket for Audley End house and gardens cover two adults and up to three children. English Heritage members access for free.
If you are visiting more than one English Heritage attraction in a year, then consider the English Heritage Family Membership, as this could save you money.
The carpark is free at Audley End.
If you are visiting with your motorhome or a vehicle over 9’6″ high or more than 9′ wide, then please contact Audley End as you won’t get through the main access gate.