Bishop's Stortford is a fun market town where you can enjoy a variety of attractions whether you're interested in history, shopping or fun contemporary activities. Several museums are located in town, along with the remains of Waytemore Castle.

    The shopping centre is also quite popular, or you can challenge yourself with an escape room or a spot of bowling. You'll also find a wide array of theatre performances here. Try out the 10 best things to do in Bishop's Stortford.


    Cammas Hall Farm

    Explore a lovely farm

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    • Экстремальный туризм

    Cammas Hall Farm offers opportunities for fun all day long, as you can enjoy fresh food, nature trails, the picturesque countryside and activities for the little ones. The farm produces some of the best food in the area, so if you're in the market for produce, there's hardly a better place in Bishop's Stortford.

    Many of their attractions are seasonal, like the maize maze in autumn and the pick-your-own fruit and vegetables experience that runs during the summer and into early autumn. You'll find Cammas Hall Farm about 20 minutes southeast of the Bishop's Stortford city centre.

    Расположение: Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT, UK

    Часы работы: Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 718777


    Bishop's Stortford Museum

    Learn about local history

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    The Bishop's Stortford Museum houses fascinating artefacts from the famous Cecil Rhodes as well as remnants from Bishop's Stortford's extensive past. Rhodes is the star of this museum, however, as the founder of the De Beers diamond mining company was perhaps the most well-known resident of Bishop's Stortford.

    Within the museum, you'll find many items from his life, including artefacts he gathered from his travels in South Africa. You can even see a reconstructed middle-class Victorian drawing room. This museum is located in Hockerill, just a short walk from the city centre.

    Расположение: South Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3JG, UK

    Часы работы: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 651746


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    South Mill Arts

    Catch a live theatre performance

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    South Mill Arts, formerly known as Rhodes Arts Complex, is a popular theatre complex where you can enjoy live performances by local production groups and touring professionals. In the 300-seat theatre, you can see actors perform dramas, comedies and musicals in addition to watching dancers, musicians and comedians take the stage.

    The complex also features an art gallery where you'll find impressive works on canvas alongside expertly crafted photos. South Mill Arts can be found in Hockerill, a few minutes' walk south of the city centre.

    Расположение: South Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3JG, UK

    Часы работы: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 651746


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    Waytemore Castle

    Visit a ruined castle

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    Waytemore Castle is a famous ruined castle that's mostly known for its massive motte, though there is still a bit of the tower's foundation left as well. When you consider the towering castle that stood in this spot centuries ago, the context brings a sense of awe to this destination.

    It's also a premier destination if you're looking for a scenic viewpoint to take in Bishop's Stortford. You'll find the ruins just shy of the city centre within Sworder's Field by the River Stort.


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    Hatfield Forest

    Go for a lovely walk

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    • Экстремальный туризм

    Hatfield Forest is an ancient hunting forest packed full of natural splendour you can enjoy by traversing its many scenic walking paths through trees and around lakes. This forest is known for being able to evoke the feel and atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest like no other, and you can find trees over 1,000 years old.

    Among the ancient trees, you’ll also find fascinating wildlife, including some rare insects, fungi and lichens. You’ll find this forest a few miles to the east of Bishop’s Stortford’s town centre.

    Расположение: Takeley, Bishop's Stortford CM22 6NE, UK

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 870678


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    Test your wits

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    Vire is an activity centre where you can indulge in interesting challenges from escape games to virtual reality experiences and foam-dart shootouts. The escape rooms are the most popular attraction, forcing you and your group to put your heads together to find a solution to the puzzles and riddles that lie within.

    You'll have 60 minutes to escape the nuclear countdown or house invaders scenario in the escape room to win. All this fun can be found in the city centre west of Sworder's Field.

    Расположение: 10-12 Potter St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UL, UK

    Часы работы: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Friday from noon to 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Телефон: +44 (0)3303 030888


    Laughing Bishops Comedy Club

    Enjoy a laugh at a comedy club

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    Laughing Bishops Comedy Club is a popular venue with hilarious acts put together by comedy circuit veteran Paddy Lennox to ensure a whole night of laughs. Lennox is a local of Bishop's Stortford, but he frequently brings in acts from elsewhere to add some variety to the performances while still maintaining the level of quality that audiences have come to expect.

    To reach this high standard, Lennox brings in touring acts from London and other popular destinations across the UK. You'll find this comedy club on Water Lane near the city centre.

    Расположение: 18 Water Ln, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2JZ, UK

    Часы работы: Saturday from 7.30 am to 11.15 pm (closed rest of the week)

    Телефон: +44 (0)7901 552660


    Ace of Lanes

    Go bowling

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    Ace of Lanes is a popular bowling alley that's designed to offer an entire night of fun with bowling and other games that everyone can enjoy. You'll find 12 bowling lanes within this venue, but that's just the beginning.

    Ace of Lanes is also home to a bar and restaurant along with a TrackMan golf simulator. You'll additionally find several pool tables if you're looking to test a different kind of skill. You can find Ace of Lanes southeast of the city centre in Hockerill.

    Расположение: 4 Anchor St, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3BP, UK

    Часы работы: Monday–Friday from noon to 10 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 295095


    Jackson Square

    Go for a spot of shopping

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    Jackson Square is a popular shopping centre that offers a wide variety of shops to peruse with budget-friendly items and luxurious fare in equal measure. Clothing and shoe shops tend to take precedence here, but you'll also find shops for more niche interests like video games, photography and children's toys.

    Don't forget to check out the diverse array of local restaurants as well. You'll find proper meals in addition to quick snacks and cafes. Jackson Square is located next to the Castle Gardens in the city centre.

    Расположение: 11 Devoils Lane, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3XQ, UK

    Часы работы: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 757723


    Mc Friday Night Magicians

    See a magic show

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    Mc Friday Night Magicians is a fun theatre experience where you can see comedic magic performances that delight with tricks and laughs all night long. Created by Martin Cox, this show hosts some of the best comedic magicians in the UK who not only specialise in impressive tricks and illusions but also offer close-up performances.

    This intimate environment lets you examine any trick closely, and the magicians know it. To keep the illusions, they have to display a great level of skill. It's much more impressive than standard magic fare. You'll find this venue on the east side of town in Hockerill.

    Расположение: Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 4AS, UK

    Часы работы: Last Friday of every month at 8 pm

    Телефон: +44 (0)1279 659562


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