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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“English heritage, 10 minute drive. Extensive grounds, cafes, formal gardens, stables and beautiful house. Check out website for events. Dogs welcome in grounds.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful place for a long dog walk. Turn left out of the front door, keep walking straight, past the High Street until you reach a large metal gate at the end of the road. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“If you make a day of visiting Saffron Walden, do add a walk through this unusual garden bequeathed by a local family to the town. The gardens are just behind The Fry Art Gallery which we also recommend. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Lovely little art gallery tucked away in Saffron Walden.Slightly odd and seasonal opening times, so please check their website, but worth tracking down!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great for smaller children. They have events in during holidays. 10 minute drive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Amazing breakfast and lunch offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options amongst many other menu choices. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Traditional English country style tea room offering cakes, sandwiches, tea and coffee. It may be worth booking in advance. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“A beautiful old pub with (usually!) very nice food. A super spot for lunch, very close to Fry Gallery and Bridge End Gardens, which we also recommend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“12 minute drive. Check out timetable for gym, pool and classes. Also has a great skate park behind.”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“A larger market town, with great Saturday Morning market. One of the most desirable places to live in the UK. Lovely shops, architecture, pubs and restaurants”
  • 19 locals recommend
Premise
“Wonderful train ride round the grounds - children love it (and so do their parents!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“Lovely house and gardens with a programme of events throughout the year. A short drive from Saffron Walden, a town really worth a visit. Old character streets, Saturday market and lots of restaurants and coffee shops.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Good food in traditional English country pub. Real ales. Live jazz on Wednesday nights as well as food served.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Traditional English country style tea room offering cakes, sandwiches, tea and coffee. It may be worth booking in advance. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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