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- A real gem hidden the oldest part of the town! Lovely open space for families and a restored formal garden to boot! And it's free!Written 9 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My first visit when we took a group of Brownies the teasures are varied, precious, and so interesting, something for everyone. The staff were friendly, helpful and patience they provided a fabulous craft for the girls which suited all abilities.
Will return with my husbandWritten 20 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a great, informative tour. Wow - who knew vineyards were such incredibly hard work but these guys have smashed it! The teams passion is so lovely to see and hear. The wines are great and the cheese board was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable few hours.Written 10 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We loved Audley End House, the shops, the grounds and the falconry show! I was there mainly to see how victorians rode, drove and used their horses. The photos on the website excited me! The horse" show" started at 2:30. There was an ex-racehorse and a modern jockey dressed woman riding. There was also a man with them also with a jockey hat and riding togs. He spoke very quietly not addressing the crowd. They talked about racehorses and the horse's background. Then walked and trotted around for a few minutes. I could have seen this anywhere. I was so disappointed no presence of anything Victorian or historic in the show. Also saw the historic garden with loads of apples and pears among other fruits and vegetables. I couldn't help wondering why they didn't have these items for sale or why they weren't represented as jam or cider or a spread in the gift shop. A real miss! The empty greenhouses also could be utilized by charities or garden groups. So much potential being under utilized.Written 26 September 2023
- Fantastic little gallery we found after doing the maze nearby. Took our pre-teen daughter in who's usual unimpressed with most things. They had an excellent quiz which encourages you to look not at the picture but more within the picture. Refreshing to celebrate contemporary artists instead of the traditional masters.Written 5 April 2023
- This review is not just about Saffron Walden Market. It is about Saffron Walden as a whole.
If you want to want to visit a quintessential English market town, then Saffron Walden is the perfect place for you to visit, with other beautiful towns and villages close by. I have been dozens of times and I am never disappointed.
Tudor Oak timber frame buildings, thatched cottages, parcheting plaster work, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Beautiful gardens and to top all that off, there are regular extended food markets or dancing and music on the market square and the most delicious chocolate shop I have ever visited whose window displays at Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc are simply breathtaking when you consider the are made solely from chocolate.
You may think that I am a local, or have a business there. Not true!! I was born in Bolton Lancashire and live in Old Trafford Manchester. I simply love Saffron Walden 💗Written 17 August 2023
- Very friendly staff and a wide array of refreshments available to purchase as you go into the theatre. Comfortable seats and very good quality screen.
There were a few very young toddlers that should've been taken out when they cried continuously but other than that, can't complain about my experience!Written 16 August 2019
- This is a very historic interesting church made even better by meeting the lovely Jill who told us more about the history.Written 3 March 2023
- Well worth doing even as adults. It is quite quirky but you can get your step count up really easily.Written 3 April 2023
- We have visited lots of contemporary galleries and this one had a great feel. We were warmly welcomed and there was a good range of fine art, ceramics and sculpture on display. We'll definitely keep in touch.Written 27 March 2018
- What a fabulous find, staff so friendly and a wonderful selection of local crafts for sale, fell in love with the parrots -!will be returningWritten 20 April 2018
- We were passing by & popped in just to see what was on display, & ended up leaving with something.
It’s a nice space with a range of art & other items on sale.Written 1 July 2022
- For a small town the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre was very helpful with information and leaflets about the town trail, the local Maze and history of the herb Saffron. Far better than Cambridge which does not have a Information Centre but has a silly information bike situated in the market.Written 11 April 2023
- The place was actually fenced off when we visited but you still get a good sense of the historic site. Solid stone walls and a commanding position on high-ground would have made this a strong defensive position. A couple of Info Boards provide historical context.Written 7 October 2022
- Until a few years ago I had never carved a pumpkin, now everyone does it. Picking your own pumpkin in a field covered in them and wheeling them in a wheelbarrow back to your car makes it even more fun. Pumpkin Jim’s in Ickleton is an authentic pumpkin experience. Well run with parking wardens to direct you and then over the road to a massive field full of orange, green, white and grey pumpkins of all sizes. Price is by size and very reasonable. We bought ours for £1 each and a largish one for £4. You can also pick wild flowers and corn if you want to. It was very muddy but isn’t that the fun of it. Wear wellies, use a free wheelbarrow and bring plastic sacks to put your muddy pumpkins in the car. Pumpkin Jim has a lovely cafe with snacks and cakes and this year, a waffle van. They have also invested more in kids play activities like a trampoline, indoor soft play for little ones and haystacks etc . You do have to pay extra for it but it makes the trip even more fun. At 9, my son was getting a bit too big for the play areas. Probably more suited to under 7s. It is a farm and only does this pumpkin picking fun for 2-3 weeks in the year but it has become an annual event in our household and you are never too old to carve a pumpkin. Good muddy fun for all.Written 27 October 2019
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