Places to Visit in Enfield
Royal Gunpowder Mills
In operation for over 300 years, The Royal Gunpowder Mills, are always worth a visit, suitable for Children of all ages and Adults alike, this great visitor attraction will provide a fascinating insight into the local area and is definitely a place to go and see in Enfield.
Epping Forest District Museum
Built in 1485 this over Half Century building is fully accessible and a fascinating day out for all the family. With artifacts such as paintings, jewellery, costumes and read check out the Waltham Abbey Bible. Visit the website for more information:
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge
As one of the best places in Enfield to visit, steeped in history you can Explore the Tudor history of Epping Forest at Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, built in 1543 for King Henry VIII and renovated by order of Queen Elizabeth I. At the Lodge, you can learn about Tudor food in with the sights and sounds of our Tudor kitchen, discover Tudor fashion with our period dress-up clothes, find out how this unique building was constructed hunt down mysterious marks left by the carpenters who built the Lodge nearly 500 years ago, enjoy one of the best views of Epping Forest from the Lodge's top floor.
Go Ape Alexander Palace
A tree top adventure with a big London stamp - panoramic views and an easy walk to the high streets, next to the iconic Alexandra Palace. It may not be your typical forest location and it may be all the more challenging for it. With Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure, Treetop Adventure Plus to choose from, there really is something for all the family, from the newbies through to the ultimate thrill seekers.
Alexandra Palace was built to be North London's answer to Crystal Palace, and had the great advantage of not being made of, well, glass. It was gutted in a fire only 16 days after opening, but the outside walls still stood and it was soon reconstructed; when the Crystal Palace burned down in 1936, there was nothing left. The Ally Pally was the original home of BBC Television, and still hosts a major radio/TV mast. Since the mid-50s, it's been an entertainment venue (with occasional periods of closure) and has hosted gigs by numerous bands, as well as sporting competitions and other events.
English Heritage: Waltham Abbey Gatehouse And Bridge Explore the fascinating remnants of one of the great monastic foundations of the Middle Ages at this important site, based in the historic market town of Waltham Abbey.
With origins dating back to the early 11th century, the site adopted many religious functions over the years (including as a church and priory) before eventually becoming home to one of the most prosperous and important abbeys in the country: the final resting place of King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, and later housing the Waltham Bible.
Although the abbey was dissolved in 1540 (the last monastic house in England to be surrendered to the Crown), visitors can still see a fine 14th century gatehouse and bridge that remains, as well as the walls of the post-medieval house that was built following its dissolution.