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The Green Man

The Green Man

Mulberry Green, Harlow
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago

Located in Old Harlow, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and Hatfield Forest. River Lea and Ash Valley ...

£37

£37
Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Southern Way, Harlow
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now

Situated in Harlow, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Lee Valley Park, Rhodes Arts Complex and Epping Forest. Kelvedon Hatch and River Lea ...

£34

£34
Potters House - Bed & Breakfast

Potters House - Bed & Breakfast

8 Red Lion Lane, Harlow
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Harlow, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of Rhodes Arts Complex, Lee Valley Park and River Lea. Kelvedon Hatch and Willow Cottage Theatre ...

£50

£50
Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall Road, Ware
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago

Situated in Ware, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from River Lea and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Artshed. Ash Valley Golf Club and Lee Valley Park are also within 12 ...

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Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Holiday Inn Express Harlow

Crown Gate, Harlow
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 20 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Lee Valley Park, River Lea and Rhodes Arts Complex. Waltham Abbey Church and Lee Valley ...

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Grange Guest House

Grange Guest House

48 Grange Road, Bishop's Stortford
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
1 others viewing this property now

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Rhodes Arts Complex and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. Mountfitchet ...

£46

£46
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport

Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
26 others viewing this property now

Situated in Bishop's Stortford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Hatfield Forest, Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and Mountfitchet Castle. House ...

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The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Tilekin Green, Bishop's Stortford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hatfield Forest and Rhodes Arts ...

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Manor of Groves

Manor of Groves

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
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Situated in High Wych, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Rhodes Arts Complex, Ash Valley Golf Club and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. River Lea and ...

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Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

Located in Hatfield Heath, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Hatfield Forest, Rhodes Arts Complex and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. Kelvedon Hatch ...

£42

£42

Pocket Guide: Mountfitchet Castle Mountfitchet Castle Hotels

In Hertfordshire you'll immediately sense a deep history, evident from the ruined abbeys and castles that dot the landscape, the ancient towns like St. Albans and artefacts in countless museums. The Romans were here over two millennia ago, but perhaps the most pivotal year in English history was 1066, when the Normans arrived. They immediately built a huge number of 'Motte and Bailey' castles to control the understandably disgruntled natives!

Most of these were later replaced by stone fortresses and others were quickly absorbed back into the landscape, so it's rare to find even the remains of any of them. However, the Mountfitchet Castle open-air museum allows visitors to see what these transient fortifications were like, and it makes a good destination for a day's excursion from a nearby Hertfordshire hotel if you're based in the area.

Hertfordshire Hotels for Mountfitchet Castle Open-Air Museum

This fascinating museum is a reconstruction of a 900-year-old Motte and Bailey castle from the early years of the Norman Conquest. It also has a reconstructed village of the time behind its walls, just as it would have been almost a millennium ago. Visitors can wander around the thatched houses and get a real feel for what it must have been like for Norman settlers at the time, vulnerable to guerrilla attacks from the locals, and seeking to impose their will on their new kingdom by brute force.

Mountfitchet Castle from Hertfordshire Hotels

The Norman castle and its associated village have been reconstructed on the site of an original Motte and Bailey castle of the time, making it a unique example of its kind. Complete with smouldering log fires and many other authentic touches, it's an educational experience as well as a lot of fun. Come along to Mountfitchet Castle with the family and you'll experience not just another empty ruin but a living site full of atmosphere, designed down to the last detail based on contemporary accounts and information from archaeological digs. From your base in a Hertfordshire hotel it makes the perfect daytime outing, and the surrounding parkland with fallow deer is also worth a visit.