Saffron Walden is a delightful medieval market town, located in north-west Essex. We have many wonderful shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, all within easy strolling distance

Saffron Walden has something for everyone. Enjoy a wander around our wonderful, independent shops and afterwards treat yourself in one of our cafes or restaurants. Or savour a leisurely pint in one of our welcoming pubs.

There is so much for everyone to do. From a spot of retails therapy, to visiting one of the historical places of interest. We have many art galleries, antique shops, gift shops and charity shops too.

Saffron Walden is perfect for a day trip or short holiday and our friendly town can’t wait to welcome you.

We hope to see you soon!

What people say about Saffron Walden

I am glad to be involved with the BID and to represent disabled people’s interests and ensure Saffron Walden is a place where people with disabilities are comfortable and safe to visit and shop.

The BID will enable growth, relevance and strength ensuring the town works together for its future. This an exceptional opportunity.

We are excited to have been given the democratic mandate to work together so we can better realise the potential for Saffron Walden’s businesses with this major investment over the next five years. I have no doubt the BID will make a real difference in our town and help businesses to thrive. Working together is the way forward.

Saffron Walden is a beautiful town that is very well kept. There is always something fun to do for families with children or adults!

It’s beautiful, safe, friendly and has loads of great shops, cafés & pubs. The Saturday market especially is brilliant.

It has character, friendly people and community spirit. Shops are also great! Always lots going on.