Bishops Stortford, is situated on the eastern border of Hertfordshire, the town's unique character, which has developed from its early days as a coaching stop and market centre, offers a rich heritage for both the resident and visitor to explore. The River Stort, which runs through the middle of Bishops Stortford, took its name from the town, predating any mention of a river by several hundred years. The arrival of the railway in Victorian times laid the foundation for its present importance as a market town and a favoured commuter area for the City of London, just 35 minutes away by rail. Other important communication links located just outside the town include Stansted Airport, the M11 motorway and the east-west A120 trunk road.
The Business and Economy category includes sites covering the business and economic activities of Bishops Stortford and surrounding areas, including listings of companies and industries. This includes clubs, restaurants and bars.
The Education category includes local educational institutions, programs, and opportunities as well as other location specific educational resources that would be of interest to the residents or visitors of Bishops Stortford and surrounding areas.
The News and Media category includes news and media sites specific to the region (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Television).
The Recreation and Sports category includes all hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to Bishops Stortford and surrounding areas, including local recreation organisations.
Society and Culture includes sites that reflect the make up of the areas community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people of the region or locale.
This category includes sites providing area transport resources for those travelling to and from, and within the region.