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Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden is a medium-sized market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex. The town retains a rural appearance and many very old buildings dating from the medieval period onwards. Situated 18 miles south of Cambridge


History There has been a village on or near the site of present day Saffron Walden since before the Roman occupation of Britain when Bronze and Iron Age tribes settled in the area. Today, Saffron Walden is a flourishing and historic town. Because it has never been sacked or destroyed by fire, many of the buildings, streets and features, especially in the centre of town, date back centuries.  Although the 1900s brought many changes and expansion, the character of the town and the valley in which it sits remains strongly intact.

County High School

Dame Bradbury’s School

Newport Grammar

RA Butler Infant and Junior Academy

Junior School


St Mary's Church

Saffron Walden Baptist Church

Saffron Walden Methodist Church

New Life Church

Salvation Army

Sports facilities

Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure Centre

County High Sports Centre; Town Hall; The Common


The Eight Bells

The Duke of York

King's Arms

Old English Gentleman

Accommodation Cross Keys Hotel
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