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Mountfitchet Castle

Travel back more than 900 years in time when you step into a replica of a medieval castle and its dwellings.

Experience what life was like in medieval times at Mountfitchet Castle, an accurate recreation of a Norman defensive stronghold and the village that stood within its walls. The entertainment complex sits on a hill on the site of the original castle and village. Look at siege weapons, lift swords and tour the numerous houses and dwellings.

The castle is a replica of a wooden fort built by William the Conqueror, around the year 1066 when the Normans from France invaded England. Archeologists and historians were involved in its design to make the experience as authentic as possible for visitors. An Iron Age fort, Roman fort and a Saxon and Viking settlement have also occupied this location.

Climb up the watchtower, walk along the castle walls and see replicas of weapons that would’ve been used to bombard other defensive structures. Put on a knight’s helmet and try and lift a heavy sword above your head.  

Wander in and out of the village houses that are constructed from English oak trees. The thatched roofs are made from wood, turf and straw. These are the same materials that the Normans used. Put yourself in the position of a village lawbreaker by sitting in the stocks. 

As you tour the 10-acre (4-hectare) site, you will see lots of animals such as deer, chickens and goats. These are rescued animals and the castle’s owners let them roam freely throughout the grounds.

The castle and its village are open daily from March until November. The ticket price includes access to the House on the Hill Toy Museum and Dinosaur Encounters, where there are life-sized models of dinosaurs.

Mountfitchet Castle is situated about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Bishop’s Stortford. There is metered parking in the parking lot adjacent to the attraction. If you are in London or Cambridge, you can arrive by train. Stansted Mountfitchet Station is next door to the attraction.


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Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport £56
Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport

Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport

Bassingbourn Road, Essex, Stansted, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Stansted, this hotel is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Mountfitchet Castle and 32.2 mi (51.8 km) from Excel Exhibition Centre. Stansted Airport Station is 27 minutes by foot.

    Castle Walk
    Castle Walk

    Castle Walk

    18 Castle Walk, Lower Street, Stansted, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Stansted, this apartment building is steps away from Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Kings Arms Hotel £90
      Kings Arms Hotel

      Kings Arms Hotel

      Station Rd, Stansted, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Stansted, this inn is steps away from Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is only a 1-minute walk.

        Linden House Stansted
        Linden House Stansted

        Linden House Stansted

        1-3 Silver Street, Stansted, England
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this luxury guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is 7 minutes by foot.

          Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport
          Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

          Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

          The Old Bell, Pines Hill, Stansted, ENG
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the riverfront, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            Old Bell
            Old Bell

            Old Bell

            Pines Hill, Stansted Mountfitcher, Stansted, ENG
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is 10 minutes by foot.

              Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport
              Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

              Comfy Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

              The Old Bell, Pines Hill, Stansted, ENG
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the riverfront, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                Large Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport
                Large Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

                Large Home in Rural Essex5 Min Stansted Airport

                The Old Bell, Pines Hill, Stansted, ENG
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the riverfront, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill Toy Museum. Red White and Blue Country Park and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stansted Mountfitchet Station is 10 minutes by foot.