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Bishop's Stortford

Once an important market town and a coaching stop, Bishop's Stortford retains many historical features and is an ideal place to explore the river valley and the countryside.

General information

Address: Station Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3BL

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a town centre pay & display, and a car park at Bishops Stortford Station

Toilets: There are toilets at the station, Grange Paddocks and Waytemore Castle

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Play area, Waytemore Castle (a mound), Grange Paddocks, Bishop's Stortford Museum, The Rhodes Centre, Birthplace of Cecil Rhodes

Spot a boat

You should hopefully see some narrowboats


  • The Rose & Crown


  • The Bridge House

    A great place to grab a drink. (Please note this pub doesn't sell food)

  • Prickly Pear restaurant

    American & Mexican restaurant


  • Circular walks


You may see:

  • Kingfishers
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Mute swans
  • Little grebes
  • Water vole