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.
An updated VIDEO of the walk around town can now be seen here.
Guided Town Tours and walks are suspended indefinitely.
There is now a downloadable Bampton Family Town Trail & Quiz - ideal for family! - info here
As received, local news as received by the webmaster. Local shops and businesses helping, ideas for teaching and enteraining the kids.
NB See our specific Coronavirus page for local people. Lots more info there!
#LOCAL COVID-19 TESTING - Tiverton - info
#NEW. One stop page for takeway/delivery cooked foods - HERE
#All Bampton Town Council meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future. They are now held via Zoom video link.
#Mid Devon CC - Support for Communities and Businesses
#Mid Devon CC - Updated info on waste disposal and recyling - here.
#St Michael's Church has suspended all church sevices and meetings until further notice. Please find more information here.
#The Riverside Hall committee has made the decision to close the hall while the threat of Coronavirus is with us. We will reopen again once this unprecedented situation is back to normal. We would like to say a big thank you for your support and hope life returns to normal soon.
#The LARC is now closed until further notice but the Library is open as usual until otherwise advised. Tiverston Library is operating 2 hours a day for self-service.
#The Swan is closed but now doing some takeaway meals. Spelt is closed.
#Lucy Lou's - cafe has now closed but bakery remains open.
#Bampton Community Lunch is cancelled until further notice.
#Me to You Hair and Beauty Salon has closed.
#Bampton in Bloom: No hanging baskets this year and open gardens and competition cancelled. Once crisis over they hope to plant up containers etc. to make the town lovely.
Met Office Weather forecast for Tiverton Area - here.
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