Saffron Walden is a very attractive town and one of the finest preserved examples of a medieval market town. It’s quintessentially English and inside its outstanding conservation area you can find examples of every style of architecture from the 12th to the 21st century. There is plenty to keep you busy in Saffron Walden which bustles with interesting and unusual shops and a strong sense of history.
Close by is Audley End House which remains one of England’s grandest country homes. Inside there are over 30 lavishly decorated rooms to enjoy and explore. Wander round the beautiful 19th-century parterre with its magnificent floral displays and imagine yourself back in Victorian times as you take a turn around the organic walled kitchen garden growing original fruit and vegetable varieties. Audley End miniature railway runs for 1.5 miles through the woodland. There is a picnic area and woodland walk
Stansted Mountfitchet Castle is now a heritage entertainment complex on the grounds of the original 12th century castle ruins. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is a short drive away.