Bampton, a historic Charter Town, lies in mid Devon close to the Somerset border, and is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
For the visitor, Bampton is ideally sited in rural Devon, and is at the centre of an area where there is much to do and explore. The whole of the centre of the town is a conservation area, and there are almost 100 listed buildings and other objects within the parish.
Our little town has a surprising range of local amenities - shops, pubs, restaurants, businesses, and places to stay. It also has quite a history from the Romans to its early Saxon origins, the Norman castle, the wool and pony trade, the 12th century church, the quarrying of the local stone; now it is a thriving centre used by local villagers and visitors.
Bampton has been famous for over 40 years for its floral displays - Bampton in Bloom.
An updated VIDEO of the walk around town can now be seen here.
Guided Town Tours are now available for groups - see Heritage Centre page.
There is now a downloadable Bampton Family Town Trail & Quiz - ideal for family! - info here
NEW! And hot off the press...
This new booklet of walks based from Bampton has now been published and is available at the Heritage Centre in the church for just £4.
It descibes 10 walks which vary in length from 3 to 10 miles.
There will be three guided walks over the Easter break. Each walk will take a different pathway from BHVC and the dates are: Saturday 04 April at 2-00 PM, Monday 13 April at 11-00 AM and Saturday 25 April at 2-00 PM. They will all be relatively easy going and 3 to 5 miles in length.
The book and the guided walks will help residents and visitors enjoy themselves, learn more about the terrain and history of the Bampton area and boost both their mental and physical health.
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