The first settlement here was in the Neolithic Era. It was also most likely the site of a Roman fort. A stone castle, Walden Castle, was built here in 1140.
Today, Saffron Walden is known for its architecture, shopfronts, downtown area, history, castle, church, and gardens.
People Born in Saffron Walden
Saffron Walden in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Page Eight.