August 2, 2000 | August 4, 2000 | Zulu One's Essex-cellent Adventure

By now into the holiday swing, we went to Mountfitchet, to see the adjacent attractions of Mountfitchet Castle and the House on the Hill. Mountfitchet Castle is a reconsructed Norman Castle dating to about 1100 (at least the original did - the thing was wooden so the castle there now is all modern) and is very interesting, with a reconstruction of a mangonel and a siege tower.

The House on the Hill is a museum of old and modern toys and is very nostalgic.