Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Saffron Walden

The gardens and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Saffron Walden. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its restaurants and bars. Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Church of St Mary the Great are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Saffron Walden

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Saffron Walden a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Ash Valley Golf Club (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Towerlands Park Golf Course (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • National Stud (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Saffron Walden

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Saffron Walden is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Common (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Bridge End Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Wandlebury Country Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Hatfield Forest (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Parker's Piece (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Saffron Walden

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cambridge (CBG), which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saffron Walden Audley End Station, Saffron Walden Newport Station and Saffron Walden Great Chesterford Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Saffron Walden?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 70 holiday lettings around Saffron Walden. From 22 houses to 18 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saffron Walden? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saffron Walden. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Audley End House: 326 holiday lettings
  • Bridge End Gardens: 325 holiday lettings
  • Market Square: 326 holiday lettings
  • Church of St. Mary: 326 holiday lettings
  • Saffron Walden Museum: 327 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Saffron Walden listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saffron Walden?

Yes, of course. offers 22 Houses in Saffron Walden. Our other popular types of Saffron Walden holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 14 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saffron Walden?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Saffron Walden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.