Bishop's Stortford

Planning your visit

Address: Station Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3BL View on Google map

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

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

Once an important market town and a coaching stop at a crossing on the River Stort, Bishop's Stortford still has many of its historical features. So it's an ideal place to explore the river valley and the countryside.

While the town is at the end of the navigable river, you can walk north along the towpath and find the Castle Gardens Park, with play area and the Waytemore Castle mound. Further along there's Grange Paddocks and plenty of places for a picnic.

Back at the riverside wharf, you find the area has been redeveloped with shops and, importantly, some great places to stop for a cooling drink and bite to eat.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Wildlife spotting:

As well as coots, moorhens and swans, look out for Little grebes and water voles

Getting here

By car - there's a town centre pay & display, and a car park at Bishops Stortford Station

By train - Bishops Stortford Station is just a tree minute walk to the canalside

Local events