Visitors to Bishops Stortford who are looking for an appealing attraction that offers a look at the area’s history and provides for some breathtaking photo opportunities need look no further than the Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village. The castle has stood on these grounds since ancient times, at least the 13th century, and is remarkably well preserved in its reconstructed form, especially compared to other castle ruins that one might find around England.
Named after Baron Montfitchet, the castle also features a nearby village built in the Norman style, which should offer visitors quite the intriguing insight into what life was like in those times. Today, the castle and village both operate as popular tourist attractions, and are considered to be quite important, historically, aesthetically, and archaeologically. As such, it is now considered a national monument, and is protected against demolition for the present and the foreseeable future as well.