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Bishop's Stortford is in Hertfordshire.


A market town established during the rule of the Roman Empire, but then abandoned after the Romans withdrew from the UK. Then, during the Saxon era a new settlement developed at the same location known as Steort-ford. Then in 1060, the Bishop of London purchased the manor house, resulting in the name of the town today. The town lies on the River Stort, the river being named after the town (not the town after the river).

Get in[edit]

London Stansted Airport

By road[edit]

  • Take Junction 8 (A120) of the M11.
  • The town is 7½ miles to the E from the London-King's Lynn A10 main road (via the A120).

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Get around[edit]

Map of Bishop's Stortford

The town is small enough to be seen on foot.


Rhodes Arts Complex and Bishop's Stortford Museum



  • 1 Chartered Market, South St, Potter St, Market Sq and North St. Th & Sa 08:00-14:30.


  • 2 Waitrose (Supermarket), Northgate End, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2BA, +44 1279 466556. M-Th 08:00-20:00. F 08:00-21:00. Sa 08:00-20:00. Su 10:00-16:00.
  • 3 Aldi (Supermarket), 34 London Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5NF. M-Sa 08:00-22:00. Su 10:00-16:00.




  • 1 The Rose & Crown (Pub), 16 Station Rd, Bishops Stortford CM23 3BL, +44 1279 652515.
  • 2 The Port Jackson (Pub & Food), Ground Floor Units D1/D2, Block D, Riverside Wharf, Riverside, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3GN, +44 1279 714460. M-W 08:00-00:00. Th-Sa 08:00-00:30. Su 08:00-00:00.
  • 3 The Castle (Pub), Castle St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3TG, +44 1279 755094. M-F 16:30-23:00. Sa 12:00-23:00. Su 12:00-22:30.
  • 4 The Bridge House (Pub), 78 South St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3BG, +44 1279 755705. M-Sa 11:00-02:00. Su 12:00-02:00.



  • 1 Post Office, 102 South St, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AA. M 09:00-17:30. Tu 09:30-17:30. W-F 09:00-17:30. Sa 09:00-12:30.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Bishop's Stortford
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