Ingatestone Hall is a historic Tudor house with oak-panelled rooms, an old kitchen and priests' hiding places.
The grounds include a walled garden and stew pond. Guided tours on some dates. Events programme. Teas and light lunches (check website).
Open Easter-Sep, WSu & BH 1200-1700 but check website for changes.
Hylands Park is a large estate of historic parkland with ancient woodland, grassland, ponds, lakes and
Victorian Pleasure Gardens. A Park map and walks can be downloaded from the website. Events programme. Café.
The restored Neo-Classical Hylands House is occasionally open to the public. Admission free.
Open Daily 0730-dusk, see website for House opening dates.
Bus 351 from Ingatestone High Street (¼ mile from station) to Hylands Park entrance. Watch for the sign and note that the bus stop is shortly before the entrance. 9 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. For the return journey carefully cross the A414 dual-carriageway using the gap near the bus stops. Operated by First. Buses also operate from Chelmsford.