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Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby Cities: London. A little further away, try Cambridge and Ely
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Superb location
Members of the team here at PictureTheUK have lived in Bishop's Stortford for almost forty years. One of a number of thriving commuter towns that ring London, Bishop's Stortford's in a superb location to explore some of London's, South East England's and the East of England's best destinations and attractions.

On Stanstead Airport's doorstep, Bishop's Stortford is just off the M11 and has fast rail connections to London and Cambridge. It's a thriving and affluent market town.

The local area
We'd recommend half a day at Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village which is a short distance to the north east of Bishop's Stortford. A reconstruction of an 11th century castle, it provides a super insight into the lives of people a millennia ago. Next door, visit Mountfitchet Castle Toy Museum.

To the north, via the M11, are Audley End House and Gardens and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The latter is a full day out and particularly impressive. Beyond Duxford is Cambridge with major attractions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum and The Backs, King's Parade and Punting on the River Cam.

To the south west, we'd suggest trips to The Henry Moore Foundation and Paradise Wildlife Park, Hatfield House and St Albans Cathedral.

Further afield
London's roughly thirty or so minutes away on the fast train from Bishop's Stortford. At Liverpool Street Station, walk into the City of London or take the Tube to the City of Westminster. Central London's pretty small and we'd recommend exploring on foot if possible. Highlights include Westminster Palace World Heritage Site and the Tower Of London World Heritage Site, the British Museum and The National Gallery.


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Bishop's Stortford St Michael's Church

Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

'Serving God and Bishop's Stortford since 673AD'. Grew up here, never knew that :-). 'Founded in the 7th Century during the Christian mission to the Anglo-Saxons, Saint Michael's Church is the ancient Parish of Bishop's...

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Waytemore Castle, Hertfordshire

Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

Waytemore Castle is located in Castle Gardens and is an impressive Norman Motte and Bailey fortress. Constructed on the orders of William 1, it has been used as a royal residence, a fortress and a prison. A rectangular g...

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All Saints, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

All Saints church was built in 1851 in the Gothic style but was completely destroyed by fire in 1935. The present church was rebuilt on the same site in 1937 and stands high above the Stort valley in line with Bishop's S...

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Grange Guest House, Stansted
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 4; Rates: 40 - 56 Per Night

Just 5 minutes from the train station, with links to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport, this family-run Victorian guest house offers bed and breakfast accommodation and good evening meals...

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Jolly Brewers Free House Inn, Stansted
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 59 - 60 Per Night

In a quiet location, just outside Bishop's Stortford town centre, this modern accommodation is within walking distance of the train station, shops, leisure centre, river, and nightlife...

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Pearse House, Stansted
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Approximately 1.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 39; Rates: 56 - 118 Per Night

A magnificent Victorian mansion retaining many period features, Pearse House is set in its own grounds and conveniently located just 10 minutes from Stansted Airport...

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