Audley End House


Audley End House is a country house based just outside Essex. It has become well-known over the years as one of the finest Jacobean houses in the entire country, with much of the house dating from the 17th century.

Although it is still a large house, it is actually only a third of the size that it was previously, with much of the house being demolished in the 18th century.

We wanted to highlight this beautiful house and the grounds because it is a great area to explore, and is definitely one of the grandest mansions in the whole of England.





What is there to see at Audley End House?

We've mentioned the grounds, and this is probably the area that people will most enjoy during their visit to Audley End House. The grounds are impeccably maintained and have won various awards over the years. The most notable features include the parterre and the cloud hedge, which comes from a Japanese style of cutting and training trees and shrubs to form cloudlike shapes.


Once you've explored the grounds, the house itself is well worth a look too. One of the most remarkable aspects of Audley End House is that you have the freedom to interact with many things throughout the building, including pianos and even toys in the nursery area. The servant areas have been very well-preserved, and as you explore their rooms and work areas you'll get a real sense of what it must have been like to be a Victorian servant.


Lastly, a must-visit for animal enthusiasts is the stables. There you'll find horses that are kept on the grounds, and again there is the chance to get up close and personal with them.


Overall, you'll be impressed with how much there is to see at Audley End House.
Audley End House

Visiting information for 2022


You'll have to pay to visit Audley End House, it'll cost around £20 for an adult ticket and around £12 for a child ticket (concessions are also available). You can buy tickets on the day, but you'll always get a better price if you book in advance.


Covid precautions have been taken and you'll still see staff wearing face masks, as well as screens and sanitising facilities within the building.





Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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