Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066
Address: Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Moutfitchet, Essex, CM24 8SP | +44 1279 813 237
Mountfitchet Castle is a unique time capsule. With its commanding position overlooking the Stort Valley, Mountfitchet Castle is situated on its original site which is steeped in history. Formerly an Iron Age hillfort, this historic site was also a Roman signals fort and later a Saxon and Viking settlement before being attacked in 1066 by the army William the Conqueror who built a wooden motte and bailey castle here.
This world-famous historically accurate reconstructed castle enables the visitor to travel back in time to 1066 Norman England. Explore the Castle and roam through the Norman Village hidden behind the castle walls, wander in and out of the many houses and view the scenes, smell the log fires burning and experience the ambience of an ancient bygone lifestyle – a living history, hands-on and interactive experience. Mingle with the animals that roam freely throughout the castle grounds and listen out for the echoes of long-forgotten voices…
Take a look at the website for further deails at https://mountfitchetcastle.com/
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Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill
Address: Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex | +44 1279 816768
The Brick tower mill was built in 1787. Most of the original machinery remains as left when the mill ceased working in 1910, including three pairs of stones and bolter (not working). After recent major restoration the sails are able to turn in suitable wind conditions.
Take a look at the website for further details https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/