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Hotels in Bishops Stortford

With a peaceful rural setting an easy trip from the capital, it's no surprise that Bishop Stortford is big with London commuters.

Its history stretches back to Roman times and beyond, and today the appeal of this idyllic English market town attracts tourists throughout the year.

A historic town

Bishop Stortford has in fact been an important place on the map for centuries, with records of the Pope ordering the destruction of the castle there in the 13th century after a dispute with King John, before being forced to rebuild it.

From the Middle Ages onwards, it's been a popular place for travellers to stop, with a thriving market which has run since the 13th century and still exist today, and definitely worth a visit.

The town today

The modern town is nestled on the River Stort, surrounded by around 90 acres of Green Belt, making it one of the loveliest places just outside London.

Typically, Bishop Stortford is full of interesting places to visit, all with a significant historic background. A great starting point is the Bishop Stortford Museum, set in beautiful Victorian buildings and charting the town's illustrious history.

Pubs and hotels

Throughout the ages, the inns and pubs in Bishop Stortford have made the town famous. Check out the 18th-century Half Moon Pub, the 16th-century Tudor timber framed Black Lion, and the Cock Inn, another inn with a history stretching back to the 16th century and a favourite haunt of notorious 18th-century highwayman Dick Turpin. While you're there, seek out the faded “wanted” poster for him on the wall.

For Bishop Stortford hotels, try the Days Inn for a budget friendly option, the traditional George Hotel, or the rurally set Friars Farm.

With lots of great places to stay and visit, Bishop Stortford really is a perfect place for a memorable break.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bishops Stortford

What are the best hotels to stay in Bishops Stortford?

According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Bishops Stortford are Ramada By Wyndham London Stansted Airport and Days Inn By Wyndham London Stansted Airport.

What is the lowest price for a double room in Bishops Stortford?

The cheapest price for a double room in Bishops Stortford is £53, offered by Ramada By Wyndham London Stansted Airport.

What hotels are in the central Bishops Stortford neighborhood?

The best hotels near the center of Bishops Stortford are Jolly Brewers Free House Inn, Days Inn By Wyndham London Stansted Airport and Ramada By Wyndham London Stansted Airport.

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