Bishop's Stortford is in Hertfordshire.
A market town established during the rule of the Roman Empire, but then abandoned after the Romans withdrew from the UK. Then, during the Saxon era a new settlement developed at the same location known as Steort-ford. The in 1060, the Bishop of London purchased the manor house, resulting in the name of the town today. The town lies on the River Stort, the river being named after the town (not the town after the river).
- Take Junction 8 (A120) of the M11.
- The town is 7½ miles to the E from the London-King's Lynn A10 main road (via the A120).
- 1 Bishop's Stortford Railway Station, Station Rd, Bishops Stortford CM23 3BL. West Anglia Main Line Cambridge - London Liverpool Street, as well as connections to Stanstead Airport station.
- London Stansted Airport 5½ miles to the E of the town.
- The town is on National Cycle Route 11 from Harlow to King's Lynn.
- The town is on National Cycle Route 16 that runs from town to Southend-on-Sea.
- National Cycle Route 1 Dover to Shetland Islands passes 5 miles to the E of the town and 7 miles to the S of the town.
- Regional Cycle Route 50 passes a few miles to the E and N of the town.
The town is small enough to be seen on foot.
- 1 Waytemore Castle. motte and bailey castle ruin
- 2 Stanstead Raceway (Banger Racing), Lovecotes Farm, Chickney Rd, Henham Village CM22 6BH, ☏ (mobile).
- 3 Empire (Cinema), Anchor St Bishop's Stortford CM23 3BP.
- 4 Bishop's Stortford Museum, 1-3 South Rd, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:00). Sa 10:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:00). Housed in the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes
- 1 Rhodes Arts Complex. venue for arts, culture and conferences
- Whoosh Explore (Canoe & Kayaking Club, Training & Hire), ☏ , email@example.com. ½ day hire kayak £25, canoe £35.
- 2 Clay Shooting Lessons, Parkers Farm, Smiths Green, Takeley CM22 6NY (6 miles E of town), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3 The Little Arts Workshop (Pottery Painting & Clay Modelling), Unit 3, Millside Industrial Estate Southmill Rd, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3DP, ☏ (mobile), email@example.com.
- 4 Bishop's Stortford Golf Club, Dunmow Rd Bishop's Stortford CM23 5HP, ☏ .
- 2 Waitrose (Supermarket), Northgate End, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2BA, ☏ . M-Th 08:00-20:00. F 08:00-21:00. Sa 08:00-20:00. Su 10:00-16:00.
- 3 Aldi (Supermarket), 34 London Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5NF. M-Sa 08:00-22:00. Su 10:00-16:00.
- 4 Bakers Cycles, Unit 11 Southmill Trading Estate, Bishops Stortford, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 10:-13:30 & 14:40-17:00. Sa 09:30-17:00.
- 5 Paddock Cycles (Sales, Accessories, Parts & Workshop), Suite 2, Block H Peek Business Centre, Woodside, Dunmow Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5RG, ☏ , email@example.com. M-F 08:30-18:30. Sa 09:00-19:30.
- 1 [formerly dead link] The Lemon Tree, 14-16 Water Ln, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2JZ, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu-Sa 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-21:30. Su 12:00-15:00.
- 2 Cote Brasserie, 17 North St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2LD, ☏ , email@example.com. M-F 08:00-23:00. Sa 09:00-23:00. Su 09:00-22:30. Free Wi-Fi
- 3 South Street Pantry (Tea & Cakes), 70 South St, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3AZ, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Sa 09:00-18:00. Su 10:00-16:00.
- 4 Shadhona (Indian Restaurant & Take-away), 69 South St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AL, ☏ . M-Sa 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-23:00. Su 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-22:30.
- 5 [dead link] The Blue Elephant (Indian Restaurant & Take-away), 55 South St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3AL. M-Sa 12:00-14:00 & 17:15-23:30. Su 12:30-22:00.
- 1 The Rose & Crown (Pub), 16 Station Rd, Bishops Stortford CM23 3BL, ☏ .
- 2 The Port Jackson (Pub & Food), Ground Floor Units D1/D2, Block D, Riverside Wharf, Riverside, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3GN, ☏ . M-W 08:00-00:00. Th-Sa 08:00-00:30. Su 08:00-00:00.
- 3 The Castle (Pub), Castle St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3TG, ☏ . M-F 16:30-23:00. Sa 12:00-23:00. Su 12:00-22:30.
- 4 The Bridge House (Pub), 78 South St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3BG, ☏ . M-Sa 11:00-02:00. Su 12:00-02:00.
- 1 Jolly Brewers Free House Inn, 170 South St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3BQ, ☏ , email@example.com.
- 2 Days Inn London Stansted Airport, Welcome Break Service Area (On the M11 at Junction 8, next to Starbucks and near Stansted Airport), ☏ .
- 3 Travelodge Stansted Bishops Stortford Hotel, Birchanger Ln, Birchanger CM23 5ST, ☏ (premium).
- 4 Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford CM22 7TJ, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 5 Phoenix Lodge (B&B), 91 Dunmow Rd, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5HF, ☏ , email@example.com. Check-in: 14:00-23:00. Payment cash or cheque only Single from £39; Double from £55.
- 1 Post Office, 102 South St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AA. M 09:00-17:30. Tu 09:30-17:30. W-F 09:00-17:30. Sa 09:00-12:30.
|Routes through Bishop's Stortford|
|Cambridge ← Saffron Walden ←||N S||→ Old Harlow → London|