Travelling around Bishop’s Stortford
Shaped by the River Stort, Bishop’s Stortford is a pretty market town that offers both riverside walks and excellent transport links. The town’s architecture reflects its history with Edwardian and Victorian cottages sitting alongside more modern developments.
There are castles and museums a-plenty in ‘Stortford’, as it is known by the locals, making it the perfect place for a visit if you’re something of a history lover. Look out too for the selection of galleries and antique shops that allow visitors to take a piece of the area’s heritage away with them.
One of London’s prettiest commuter towns, Bishop’s Stortford has excellent links to the capital with regular trains to London’s Liverpool Street (that take around 30 minutes) and easy access to the M11. And, thanks to Arriva buses, getting from Stortford to Harlow, Thorley Park, Stansted Airport and everywhere in between, couldn’t be easier.
With the ultra-modern Jackson Square Shopping Centre hosting over 45 shops, restaurants and cafés, Bishop’s Stortford is great for all of your shopping needs. And it’s not just high street stores. There are also plenty of unique, independent boutiques selling arts, crafts and local produce too. It may be a busy market town but there are also plenty of green spaces for those who love the great outdoors. Take a leisurely stroll along the River Stort and lookout for watermills and country houses. There’s even the opportunity for a spot of fishing if you’re so inclined. Or visit the colourful grounds of Bishop’s Stortford Castle.
The Rhodes Arts Complex is a great choice if you’re in the mood for a spot of theatre. This 300-seat venue hosts a full programme of theatre, film, music and comedy, while the Laughing Bishops Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some stand-up.