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The Norman village showing the living heritage site close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Stansted

Stanstead is best known for its airport however this small town owes its earlier importance to a castle built here by the Mountfitchet family. The extensive earthworks are now home to the world´s only reconstructed motte and bailey castle. The main part of the town is grouped along a hill. The town has an 18th century windmill. There is a Farmers' Market at nearby Ugley on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stanstead Attractions:

Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village - Travel back in time to medieval England of 1066 as you wander through Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village at this world famous unique living heritage site.

Adjacent to the historic castle is The House on the Hill Toy Museum - Offers a nostalgic trip back to childhood with many animated displays. Largest privately-owned toy museumin the world with over 70,000 exhibits. Within the museum is a collector shop which buys and sells old toys and a comprehensive collection of vintage slot machines. New displays of entertainment memorabilia. Tommy Steele's jukebox, Roy Orbison's watch, Elton John's money box and autographs.

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