Image showing Saffron Walden Town Hall and King Street

Group and Coach Visit Information

All pre-booked coach parties are offered a free ‘meet and greet’ service by Tourism/Town staff. A member of staff will welcome your party and give a brief introductory talk, as well as providing free vouchers to spend in the town. If you pre-book in this way, your driver will also receive a £10 lunch voucher to spend in one of our fabulous eateries and your coach parking fee will be paid. Please book via the Tourist Information Centre, giving at least 3 days notice.

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

Tel: 01799 524002 Website:

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Set down point: Common Hill, CB10 1JH

Coach Park: Swan Meadow Car Park, New Pond Lane, CB10 1BX (car park P4 on the map). Please click here for a town centre map.

Toilets: Hill Street, close to the pedestrian crossing near Waitrose.

Market days: Tuesdays and Saturdays – a wide variety of stalls. “Best Small Outdoor Market 2018” in the Great British Market Awards.

Shopping: A great range of independent shops and a choice of cafes. An eclectic mix of quirky outlets, including gift shops, clothing, jewellery, shoes, interiors, toys, specialist foods, crafts, antiques and small art galleries.

Points of interest: Historic market town with museum, gardens, mazes, art galleries.

• St Mary the Virgin (the largest Parish Church in Essex, free lunchtime recitals on selected summer Wednesday lunchtimes, )
• Medieval streets and buildings with fine examples of pargetting
• Bridge End Garden with Victorian Hedge Maze (maze open weekdays). Commended in the “Hidden Gem” section of the 2018 UK Heritage Awards.
• Common and ancient Turf Maze
• Museum (closed Mondays), listening bench and ruins of Castle
• Fry Art Gallery (opening times vary)
• Popular community cinema
• World-class new concert hall/performance space
• 23-25 Church Street – occasional tours through

Group Tours: By prior arrangement. Contact the Blue Badge Guides on 01799 522711.

Tourist Guides: A free self-guided Town Trail leaflet is available from the centrally located Tourist Information Centre.

Nearby: (please check opening times)

Audley End House and Gardens (English Heritage, less than 1 mile)
Audley End Miniature Railway (less than 1 mile)
Linton Zoo (5 miles)
Imperial War Museum Duxford (7 miles)
The University city of Cambridge (14 miles)
House on the Hill Toy Museum and Mountfitchet Castle Experience (8 miles)