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Mountfitchet Castle

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12 Grove Hill | Stanstead, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England
+44 1279 813237
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Great for the kids

This was a very good afternoon out for the kids and grandparents loads of things to try watch and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stephenhelme
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Great day out with kids

This place has not really changed much in years and the buildings are way from authentically... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rob F
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“toy museum” (237 reviews)
“haunted house” (40 reviews)
“norman village” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
12 Grove Hill | Stanstead, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England
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+44 1279 813237
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"haunted house"
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"norman village"
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"norman times"
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"animals roaming"
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"star wars"
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"educational fun"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 25 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"young children"
in 16 reviews
"few hours"
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"mobility problems"
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"great attraction"
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"picnic area"
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"school trip"
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"fallow deer"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very good afternoon out for the kids and grandparents loads of things to try watch and look at.Lots to see that kept the kids happy the goats and deer where a good idea. Defenatly go back again.

2  Thank stephenhelme
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has not really changed much in years and the buildings are way from authentically reproduced, but the kids really love going here and the toy museum is fantastic.

1  Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this because it was near Stansted airport and we were flying home in the evening. At first it looked like a kids oriented attraction, which it is. However, there is something in it for older audience as well. It shows how the outer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Killed an hour or two on way to Stansted airport by visiting here. We bought food and fed the goats and deer, they were all very gentle and the goats quite insistent :D We also loved the chickens, ducks and turkeys, most of which were...More

1  Thank MurrayElliot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family day out. So much to see and do, plenty of hands on stuff keeps kids amused. The stamp trail is excellent to get round the site. The toy museum is fantastic again so much to see and do.

1  Thank Raymond L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. Very nice to see goats, deer, peacocks close up. Quite informative and you get a good idea how cooking, weaving, woodwork, metalwork was down in those days. Plenty to see in an hour or two. I felt there was an over-emphasis...More

Thank djrobson1234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I visited and enjoyed the norman recreation complete with animals. One or two of the exhibits seemed a bit tired but overall the attraction is interesting. The toy museum is also worth a visit with it's truly huge collection of toys and...More

Thank silverfox1942
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Norman castle was fun and fascinating. We were there on a Saturday morning just after opening. The animals loved the food we fed them. One pound for a large bag of food to feed all of the animals from deer to goats to chickens...More

Thank stackett99
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I was unimpressed by this historic site. The historic section is simply the mound and there are reconstructions of various huts with information on what took place in each area. The whole place is very careworn I'm afraid and I wondered whether the entrance fee...More

2  Thank Margarie1
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StanstedGoldie1967, Owner at Mountfitchet Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your review, i have looked into the comments you expressed and have sorted and problems you mention. 1. machines in the museum which i found 5 out of the 43 machines there not working . With these machines because of their age...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Mountfitchet Castle (in Stansted town, between Cambridge and London, though just a few train stops from Cambridge) is an old Norman Castle. Only a few parts of the original structure remain, but many parts (like an old stockade) have been restored or rebuilt. There are...More

1  Thank David A
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Heather B
12 September 2017|
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Response from Toni1510 | Reviewed this property |
Adults: £10.50 Children: (3-13yrs) £8.50 OAPs: £10.00 To visit the Haunted Manor in the Toy Museum there is a small extra charge of £1.00 per person.
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TheDgbys
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Response from StanstedGoldie1967 | Property representative |
not sure uttlesford council will know its their car park
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Keith W
7 March 2017|
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Adults £10.50 Children £8.50
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