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 travelers with its restaurants and bars. Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Church of St Mary the Great are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations 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 vacation home and check out everything that makes Saffron Walden a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Saffron Walden

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city center. 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.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saffron Walden?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saffron Walden. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saffron Walden Great Chesterford Station: 313 vacation rentals
  • Audley End House: 314 vacation rentals
  • Saffron Walden Newport Station: 307 vacation rentals
  • Saffron Walden Audley End Station: 316 vacation rentals
  • The Common: 319 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Saffron Walden?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 115 Houses in Saffron Walden. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saffron Walden include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 84 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 25 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saffron Walden?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Saffron Walden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.