Cheap Hotels in Bishops Stortford
Digital Freeview Flat screen TV with 60 plus channels in every room. Free Wi-Fi throughout. New hotel 2009. Stansted Airport approx 4 miles. Located off motorway Jct 8 M11. Free parking. Free Newspaper Full English Breakfast - 7.95 GBP. 24 hour reception. Adjacent to food court Cambridge City 14 mi. Executive rooms. Interconnecting family rooms. No Pets Allowed Public rest area with air conditioning. Cash machine On Site petrol forecourt adjacent. London Docklands 25 min drive. Olympic City 20 min drive. All rooms have triple-glazed windows, air conditioning, walk in wet room power showers, coffeemakers and Hypnos deluxe beds. Taxi available on request.
This small, AA 4-star gold-rated boutique hotel with a motoring theme has a large American-style kitchen, unique bedrooms and Morgan sports cars to hire on site. There is free parking and Stansted Airport is just a 15-minute drive away. Melvyn and Sindy built The PitStop in 2009 and some of the windows were saved from the original Morgan factory. The huge kitchen is styled as an American diner and can be accessed 24/7. At breakfast, guests can help themselves to a full continental-style breakfast from the American-style fridge at a time that suits them. Gluten free food is available. Room themes include Art Deco, Edwardian, contemporary and exotic Indian. Each has an en-suite bathroom, a TV, free internet access and a computer. With free WiFi, all rooms are located on the first floor and there is lift access. The PitStop hotel is also convenient for the M11 motorway, while Bishops Stortford is just over 3 miles away. Please ensure you note the check-in times below before arrival.
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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.
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