Close to both Stansted Airport and Greater London, hotels in Bishop's Stortford prove popular with holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Located in East Hertfordshire, Bishop's Stortford provides a reprieve from the bustle of London while connecting to the capital in just over 30 minutes' travel.
Bishop's Stortford itself has a long history dating back to Roman settlement of Britain, meaning it has plenty to see in its own right. Hotels in Bishop's Stortford will help guests explore the area of East Hertfordshire, attend area events or meetings, or make their flights out of London Stansted with ease.
Bishop's Stortford gained its name in 1060 when the London Bishop William bought a manor at the sight. Previous to this, Bishop's Stortford had seen both Roman and Saxon settlement.
During the period of the Normans, Bishop's Stortford received a number of improvements, including a wooden castle and a church. Only the baptismal font of the St Michael's Church remains, and the castle has long since fallen to ruin, though visitors can visit the mound it once rested on.
The Corn Exchange in Bishop's Stortford represents the importance the city gained as a market town in Victorian times. With transit links, Bishop's Stortford only increased in popularity, and now provides a home for many commuters to London and hosts a lively arts and entertainment scene as well.