Saffron Walden

In Saffron Walden you’ll find an array of great independent shops along with an award-winning Tuesday and Saturday market.

The town gets its name from the medieval saffron trade and is packed with listed buildings, many with a traditional patternwork known as pargetting. Visitors can look out for St Mary the Virgin, the largest parish church in Essex; the ruins of the Norman castle in the grounds of Saffron Walden Museum; the works of Edward Bawden & Eric Ravilious at the Fry Art Gallery; a full-sized hedge maze at the restored Victorian Bridge End Garden; and an ancient turf labyrinth on the Common. The town also has a community cinema, Saffron Screen, and a world-class concert hall, Saffron Hall. Historic Audley End House and Audley End Miniature Railway are less than a mile away. Note that opening times of some of the above attractions may vary. Please check with Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre before travelling.

Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre
Opening Times
Monday – Saturday: 9.30 – 17:00.
Bank Holidays (April – August only): 10:30 – 13:00.

Events Programme
Please visit our website for details.

All day car park and coach parking at Swan Meadow, CB10 1DA.

Short stay car parks with cycle racks at Fairycroft Road CB10 1LZ, The Common CB10 1JG.

Nearest Railway Station Audley End (on the Greater Anglia Cambridge to London Liverpool Street line).

Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market Place, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR

Tel: 01799 524002.


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