Despite its proximity to an international airport Stansted Mountfitchet is actually a peaceful village with many lovely rural walks.
Don’t be surprised to see the resident peacocks stopping traffic as they meander their way through the streets. The train from London takes about 50 minutes and brings you into the heart of the village close to the restaurants, bars and pubs of Lower Street so is an ideal place to visit for those wanting to escape the city.
The Village Trail
The village trail is a great way to explore and see some of this fascinating village.
Download the village trail here.
Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum
Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum is a fabulous day out for the whole family. The castle is the only wooden Moote and Bailey reconstruction on its original site anywhere in the world. It is a living history, hands-on and interactive experience stepping back in time to see what life would have been like in 1066 Norman England. There’s plenty of opportunities to feed the rescue animals on site and the House on the Hill Toy Museum has over 80,000 items on display making it an Aladdin’s cave of nostalgia. For the bravehearted a visit to the Haunted Manor is also recommended.
Read more about the Mountfitchet castle here.
The Grade 2 listed Windmill is unique in having most of its original machinery with very few replaced components. The Windmill is open for visiting every first Sunday afternoon of the month from April to October as well as on other special days including the annual August Bank Holiday Fete and the National Mills weekend in May.
Read more about the Stansted Windmill here.