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“Lovely house set in beautifully kept grounds”

Audley End House and Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We were glad to be members of English Heritage as it was rather pricey to visit here. However, there was a lot to see, the only disappointment being no photography allowed inside the house

The Service Wing is outstanding, showing how life was in the l880s and many info. boards were available to read. The stable block is a lovely gabled red brick building and once again houses horses and the restored kitchen garden is magnificent with many different varieties of flowers fruit and vegetables growing profusely.

The open parkland offers lovely walks and views.

Thank GillyB57
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent day out. Great house and grounds full of historical interest. Kitchen garden was very well kept and interesting.

Thank DavidA129541
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We like visiting 'stately' homes and for us the house was a little disappointing. Although the house itself was imprssive, especially the main hall the content seemed lacking.

There are two cafes on site and a shop but if the weather is nice I would suggest a picnic as there are plenty of grounds to sit in. I found the baby facilities limited which was disappointing and it took me 20 minutes of walking around before I even found a bench to sit on to feed our son (cafes were packed). If you are walking around the house prams and pushchairs aren't permitted but you can borrow a baby sling.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Spent an interesting day here in August. The house is well worth a visit. The guides do not pounce on you if you tarry but are there with information if needed.
The grounds are lovely including the walked garden.
Refreshments can be overly busy and if you want to buy a sandwich for lunch do it early or risk there being nothing left.

Thank DavidREssexUK
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I visited the place on August's bank holiday. The website states that the ticket for adults is £13.40 and for members it is free. When I arrived there I was asked to pay £15 and my partner who is a member paid £1.50 with no explanation.
The house is really nice and it is worth a visit, it takes about 15 minutes to walk through all rooms. The gardens cover a huge area but in fact there is no garden, it's just a massive area with grass and trees. The horse stables have several signs "do not feed the horses" but there are no horses there.
Parking space: there is plenty of free parking space but it is not an actual parking space, it is a field. You will need to drive on rocks and grass to get there and when leaving you will be forced to drive for more than a mile on rough rocks, mud and dust with a high risk of damaging your car. That made me very angry.
Overall, this is a very nice place to spend a sunny day during a weekend but I would never again pay £15 pounds for this and I would never again drive my car to this "parking space". I'm sure this country has numerous parks where you can spend a sunny day for free. The house is really nice but definitely not worth £15.

Thank MattLond
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