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Mountfitchet Castle

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Lots to see and do

We had a great morning here. It was half term so there was special stuff laid on for kids (not that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Excellent day out

We visited the castle during 1/2 term with a 10yo and 8yo and another family with children of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“haunted house”(42 reviews)
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12 Grove Hill | Stanstead, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England
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All reviews toy museum haunted house great fun norman village all ages feeding the animals young children norman times few hours sunny day loved the animals picnic area school trip wandering around free roaming goat attention to detail
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great morning here. It was half term so there was special stuff laid on for kids (not that we had any with us!). It was also a bright dry day which makes all the difference; I think if it had been wet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IndigoStar79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle during 1/2 term with a 10yo and 8yo and another family with children of similar ages. They had a Halloween themed trail. The children really enjoyed themselves especially the spooky witches house!! The toy museum was good to look round too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was an interesting and quick spot to see before heading to the airport. £11 is too expensive though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 119ambern
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Had a lovely day at the castle with our grandchildren, plenty for them to do and see and they really enjoyed themselves. They can’t wait to go back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

So we’re in Stansted before travelling tomorrow and I’m glad we visited this little village. Started off as a search for coffee when I noticed a little girl feeding a deer. For 11 quid and 40p for like 2 hours parking directly outside, it’s not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 548hollyf
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Good way of learning about Norman history in way engaging to children and adults. There are also animals that be fed. Nice little cafe with reasonable prices. Difficult access for the disabled as slope reasonably to but not impossible. Good day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OggieDee
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A very interesting day out, lots to see and very educational. Lots of history presented in an easily understood way and great fun. Loved the animals you could feed as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I passed the brown sign for months before deciding to investigate.it is easily missed. The toy museum is fascinating, though not just toys there are unique world war 1 and 2 artefacts. If you are a child pre 70s you will enjoy a walk down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lizmcc2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Friendly and helpful staff and a pleasant atmosphere. Great place to visit alone or with family. Thank you.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank abci2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Visited the castle and toy museum this summer, my kids had a fantastic day and even fired the massive catapult ! the site is large and very informative with lots of information, the staff are polite and couldnt do enough to help us, they were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank matthewg0rd0n
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September 11, 2017|
Response from Toni1510 | Reviewed this property |
Adults: £10.50 Children: (3-13yrs) £8.50 OAPs: £10.00 To visit the Haunted Manor in the Toy Museum there is a small extra charge of £1.00 per person.
August 5, 2017|
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Response from StanstedGoldie1967 | Property representative |
not sure uttlesford council will know its their car park
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Joshua S |
Adults £10.50 Children £8.50
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Himra N
Sunday in Stansted area (4 Replies)
My family and I (2 adult and 1 child of 10 yrs old) will arrive at Stansted airport close to midnight on Saturday. Therefore I thought spending Sunday in Stansted could be a good idea before we proceed to London. I've read about the Mountfitchet Castle and would like to visit the place (is it worth visiting anyway?) Could somebody advice me on the best part of Stansted to stay for the night which is close to the castle so that we could visit the castle the next day and later catch train to...More
March 16, 2010|
Response fromjuka|
Yeah, Mountfitchet castle would be fun for a ten year old.True it is only a mock up of what such a place would've been like, but its quite historicaly accurate.There are some gruesome exhibits that kids like! However, it is a fair weather type place as much of it is outdoors. There are cute animals that wander about...a gift shop etc.A trip there would probably last a few hours. You could go there (weather permitting) and then go on to Saffron Waldon for a look around.Hiring a car would be a...More