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The Cottage Guest House
The Cottage Guest House
1.2 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, House on the Hill Toy Museum, and …

£70
Ramada London Stansted Airport
Ramada London Stansted Airport
2.1 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,069 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rhodes …

£53
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
2.3 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (455 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£56
DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
DeSalis Hotel London Stansted
2.4 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (299 reviews)

Situated in Bishop's Stortford, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, House on the Hill Toy Museum, and …

£65
Days Inn London Stansted Airport
Days Inn London Stansted Airport
2.4 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (655 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rhodes …

£52
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
2.8 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (3,157 reviews)

This contemporary glass-fronted hotel is adjacent to London Stansted Airport, just a 2-minute walk from the terminal via a …

£107
The Cricketers Arms - Hotel
The Cricketers Arms - Hotel
3.1 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (166 reviews)

Situated in Saffron Walden, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountfitchet Castle, House on the Hill Toy Museum, and Audle …

£69
Saracens Head Hotel
Saracens Head Hotel
7.2 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Dunmow, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Hatfield Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Bishop's Stortford Golf …

£45
Down Hall Country House Hotel
Down Hall Country House Hotel
7.4 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (311 reviews)

Located in Hatfield Heath, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hatfield Forest, Rhodes Arts Complex, and Bishop's …

£76
Fanhams Hall
Fanhams Hall
11 mi from Mountfitchet Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Situated in Ware, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ash Valley Golf Club, Lee Valley Park, and Paradise Wildlife Park. …

£69

Pocket Guide: Stansted 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.

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