Stansted Mountfitchet’s awarding winner restaurants, cosy pubs and beautiful country lanes make it an unmissable spot to break a journey or spend a day visiting with the family.
The village boasts a Grade II* listed windmill, one of the country’s only Norman village visitor attraction, and in Stansted Hall a splendid manor house set in park grounds dating back to the Barons de Mountfitchet in the Middle Ages.
Stansted is only 1o minutes from the UK’s fourth largest airport and conveniently has regular trains into London just 40 minutes away, while the M11 makes it a super easy destination to get to by car.
Below we have put together just some of the exciting, memorable sites that Stansted Mountfitchet has to offer.
Must See Spots
Mountfitchet Castle & Toy Museum
Travel back to the Middle Ages at the Mountfitchet Castle and Norman village.
Wander around its wooden motte and bailey and you can explore village huts that capture scenes of Medieval life.
Tame Fallow deer and other rescued animals roam freely throughout the 10 acre site, while picnic tables make it a perfect spot to take in this fantastic setting.
Also on site is the House on the Hill Museum that boasts almost over 80,000 toys datings from the Victorian era to the present day. Props from TV shows and films shows as well as life-size figures from Doctor Who and Star Wars are a feast for young eyes, while outside you can encounter life sized dinosaurs or try your hand at fossil hunting for a Velociraptor Claw.
There is a car park right next to this visitor attraction that’s just a few minutes from the village train station.
For more information head to www.mountfitchetcastle.com
First built in 1871 on land granted to Medieval barons by William the Conqueror, Stansted Hall is now the world’s foremost college for the advancement of Spiritualism and Psychic Sciences.
The Hall is set amid the fantastic grounds of Stansted Park.
Visitors come from around the world to take part in courses such Trusting Your Mediumship and Psychic Exploration.
The Hall is open to members of the public at certain times of the year. Contact the Arthur Findlay College for more information.
Visitors to the village should not miss a chance to check out our Grade II* listed windmill, found just off Silver Street as you head into the village along the B1383.
This fantastic example of tower mill still has many of its original working parts dating back to its construction in by Joseph Linsell in 1787.
It last crushed oats in 1910 and is now categorised as an Ancient Monument. The mill is open to the public the first Sunday of the each month from May to October.
For more information about its open days and times visit stanstedwindmill.co.uk
Cakes, Coffee, Tipples & Treats
There are host of amazing coffee shops, bars, pubs and restaurants many of them centre along Lower Street, but foodies in search of a bite for lunch or families wanting a spot to rest weary legs after exploring our beautiful village are well advised to explore Cambridge Road and Bentfield Green in the north of the village.