Despite the fact that Stansted Mountfitchet is just a few minutes away from a busy international airport none of the flight paths go over the village so it is one of the quietest places in the area. It is a historic village with a number of attractive and interesting buildings so if you are looking for somewhere to stay overnight before your flight or have a few hours to kill before departure it is well worth a visit.
The Village Trail leaflet provides a guided walk around the village pointing out the interesting landmarks you will pass on route.
Stansted Mountfitchet Castle attracts many visitors and offers the possibility of a great family day out.
Stansted Mountfitchet windmill is a classic example of a tower mill, Stansted Windmill is close to unique in having most of it’s original machinery, with few replaced components. Visitor details are available on their website.
The historic St Mary’s Church is now managed by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Stansted Hall, built in 1871, was gifted to the Spiritualists’ National Union by J. Arthur Findlay, MBE, JP, a former Honorary President of the Union, and in accordance with his wishes is administered by the Union as a College for the advancement of Psychic Science. There are limited opportunities for the general public to visit but you can find out about the history of the hall on their website.
The Bentfield Green Conservation Area Appraisal tells you more about the area but if you don’t want to wade through the whole report the extracts from the bentfield green conservation area appraisal contains information about some of the buildings in the area.
There are a number of very pleasant walks around the village and neighbouring countryside. A map and booklet written by local resident Bill Stiles called Saunters Around Stansted are available from the Parish Office. You can also download the walk by clicking on the links below:
Hatfield Forest is just a few minutes drive from Stansted and is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete royal hunting forest. It is now managed by The National Trust and detailed visitor information is available on their website.
If you have any queries about the airport you may find the answers in the Stansted Airport Guide.
The following accommodation is available is available in the village and in addition a number of the big international hotel chains have hotels serving the airport which are just a few minutes drive away.
Stansted has a range of establishments to suit all tastes and pockets where you can buy a snack or meal.
Cambridge is just a thirty minute drive away or there is a direct line train service from Stansted. There is also a direct line train service to London including some Stansted Express services which stop in the village.