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Local Attractions

in the area

There is lots to do in the local area of Down Hall. Here are a few of our favourites:
Audley End House itself is a magnificent house, built to entertain royalty and includes a Victorian Service Wing complete with kitchen, laundries and a dairy. With beautiful grounds to explore, including an impressive formal garden and the working Organic Kitchen Garden, there’s so much to see and do at Audley End House.

Distance from Down Hall: 17.9 miles (approx 34 minutes in the car)
Audley End House
Visit the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford with it’s charming boutiques, cosy pubs and excellent restaurants at only a 15 minute drive from Down Hall!

Distance from Down Hall: 7.2 miles (approx 17 minutes in the car)
Bishop’s Stortford
Enjoy everything Cambridge has to offer from its historic University, excellent restaurants and some of the best shopping around.

Distance from Down Hall: 35.8 miles (approx 52 minutes in the car)

Down Hall’s location in the rural Essex/Hertfordshire countryside means we are the perfect location for a refreshing countrywide walk.

From a short stroll around the estate before dinner, to a more strenuous all day hike out into the surrounding countryside we can recommend something suitable for everyone

Walking Maps
IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions. 

Distance from Down Hall: 25.9 miles (approx 35 minutes in the car)
Duxford Air Museum
Mountfitchet Castle is a unique open-air museum experience where the visitor can travel back in time over 900 years and truly witness life in a medieval Motte and Bailey castle. 

Distance from Down Hall: 9.6 miles (approx 22 minutes in the car)
Mountfitchet Castle
Hatfield Forest is the only remaining intact Royal Hunting Forest from the time of the Norman Kings and is now maintained by the National Trust.

Distance from Down Hall: 7.2 miles (approx 17 minutes in the car)
Hatfield Forest
Hatfield House, the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, is an exquisite Jacobean jewel set in beautiful formal gardens and Great Park. Visitors can enjoy the 1000 acres of park with bluebell walks in the woodland and park trails. The Jacobean Hatfield House has a fine collection of pictures, tapestries, furnishings and historic armour.

Distance from Down Hall: 24.1 miles (approx 42 minutes in the car)
Hatfield House
The House on the Hill Toy Museum has over 70,000 individual toys on display ranging from humble homemade toys, Victorian toys when they were mainly only purchased by the rich to the emergence of modern technology during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Distance from Down Hall: 9.6 miles (approx 22 minutes in the car)
House on the Hill Toy Museum

This lavish Tudor stately home and gardens hosts massive rock concerts and is open in summertime.

Distance from Down Hall: 28.6 miles (approx 56 minutes in the car)

Knebworth House
Come and visit Paradise Wildlife Park, the most interactive zoo in Britain. Based at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, they are open all year round, every weekday and weekend!

Distance from Down Hall: 20.3 miles (approx 34 minutes in the car)
Paradise Wildlife Park
Rye House are the pinnacle in karting in and around the Stansted area. We specialise in karting for ALL. whether you’re 5 years, 6 years, 7 years, 8 years or 90 years old, we promise you will have an awesome time. We even cater for youngster from 3 years old with our electric karts!

Distance from Down Hall: 12.6 miles (approx 26 minutes in the car)
Rye House Karting