Famous for being home to Stansted Airport that sits 2 miles away, Stansted Mountfitchet is a village based in the Uttersford district, in Essex. The village has a population of 5,533 and borders Hertfordshire with fellow village Bishops Stortford.
Stansted Airport is the base for a number of major low-cost airlines such as Ryanair who fly customers out to over 100 destinations daily. It is the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick. The airfield was opened during the Second World War as a bomber base and maintenance depot. It is now used solely for commercial purposes.
The village provides tourists with many significant landmarks. As claimed by the owners, the House on the Hill Toy Museum is the "largest toy museum in the world." The museum was opened in 1991 and holds over 80,000 toys. The village also is home to a working windmill that is open to the public once a month.