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Saffron Walden Day Out

Saffron Walden Day Out

Visit the medieval market town of Saffron Walden

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Saffron Walden is a picturesque, medieval town, in north west Essex. It has a rich heritage of old buildings reflecting its wealth as a rural market town. A market has been held here since 1141, and market days are now Tuesdays and Saturdays.

 

Saffron Walden's market has won the title of 'Best Small Outdoor Market' in the 2018 Great British Markets Awards. Shoppers enjoy browsing & buying goods from a number of different market stalls, which vary from week to week and can include: Fresh fruit & vegetables, plants & flowers, groceries, clothes, stationery, fresh fish, health foods, kitchenwares, tools, olives & other Mediterranean foods, jewellery, silver and vintage/retro, cheeses, picture framing service, fabric, household items (both practical & decorative), fashions, hats and footwear.

 

Beyond the Market Place in Saffron Walden, there are many independent shops and eating places to choose from. Many small business premises are located in the Rows, which were the town’s shopping centre from Medieval times onwards.

 

There are many interesting historic buildings in the town. At the heart lies St Mary’s Church, the largest parish church in Essex. Fine examples of elaborate moulded plasterwork (pargetting), can be seen on the Old Sun Inn and the houses in Castle Street & Bridge Street. Also of note are the Eight Bells, the timber-framed Cross Keys, and the medieval building that is One, Myddylton Place.

 

Nearby, Saffron Walden Museum is of particular interest. The collections are housed in one of the oldest purpose built museum buildings in the country, completed in 1835. It has everything from mammoth tusks to mummies, from an early Tudor bed to a natural history museum gallery. In the grounds of the museum are the ruins of the Castle keep which dates back to the 1130s or 40s.

What's Included:

 

  • Return coach travel

  • Free time in Saffron Walden

 

This may be a shared departure with another day trip. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Dover Market Square, Dover
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Old bus garage, High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs