The nearest train station to English Heritage's Audley End House is Audley End, just a mile and a quarter away, which is served by trains from London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport.
A good footpath from outside the station runs along the road all the way to Audley End House for those who wish to make their way on foot, but there is also a bus stop and taxi rank outside the station for quicker access to the house.
Visit Audley End's official site for opening information.
|Weekdays||05:50 - 20:00|
|Saturday||05:50 - 20:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Shops note||News agent|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||Ladies in ticket hall. Gents on platform 1.|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.
|Customer Service notes|
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park Premium Bay|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||673|
|Cycle storage spaces||86|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Within station and on forecourt
|Cycle storage notes||<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="28 sheffield stand spaces"></span></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
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Of course, the first thing you'll want to see when you arrive at Audley End House is the house itself, so head inside and enjoy what was one of the largest and most opulent houses in Jacobean England. Make your way through the Great Hall, and take in the beautiful state apartments and libraries, as well as the house's stunning gothic-style chapel.
Whatever you do, do not leave without a peek at one the most important surviving 18th-century beds in the country, the lavish state bed, commissioned for King George III's visit in 1794.
Next up, it's time to take a please-touch wander through the lives of the children who once lived in the house, both upstairs and downstairs, with a visit to the nursery and, just down the hall, the coal gallery. The nursery has been painstakingly restored with rocking horse and dolls' houses to the exact state it would have been in when the Victorian Braybrookes family children played there.
Finally, head outside to the beautiful Audley End House Gardens, the work of several influential 18th-century designers, for a wander across the quaint bridge over the River Cam below and though the beautiful garden buildings.
Audley End House is maintained by English Heritage. Visit Audley End's official site here.