Welcome to Bampton

Bampton is a historic charter town nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park with a bustling centre.

Shopping in Bampton:

There is an abundance of quirky independent retailers, as well as a traditional pharmacy, greengrocers and butchers creating an oldie worldie atmosphere to immerse yourself in for a morning or afternoon.  For a list of Bampton’s shops, see: Shopping in Bampton

Interesting Facts:

  • Bampton’s Norman motte is one of the best preserved in Devon and offers wonderful views. The Exe Valley Way runs through the town and lots of footpaths meander through the surrounding woodland. The wilderness of Exmoor, its famous ponies, and the real-life locations of Lorna Doone, is just a stone’s throw away. Cyclists can challenge themselves on routes around the winding country roads and steep climbs of Devon’s typical rolling hills.
  • Foodies will be well satisfied with more than one award-winning pub to choose from. In fact, it’s Mid Devon’s most recognized town for award winning eateries. In such a small town this is amazing, making it difficult to choose where to go at times #spoilt for choice!

What’s On:

  • Every October the town holds the ancient Bampton Charter Fair which is over 750 years old – lively fun and entertainment for all ages.
  • In the school summer holidays, join the Scarecrow trail – it keeps the kids entertained and allows you to explore the town.

Places to See and Things to Do:

  • St Michael’s And All Angels Church houses the Heritage & Visitor Centre featuring fascinating local artifacts and information about the town’s rich heritage. The 12th century church contains many interesting features and curiosities. You can find out more about the town and its eclectic stories by joining a guided Town Trail from the centre.

Places to Eat:

There is lots of choice in Bampton, from top restaurants, bistros and cafés; they have everything you may desire. It is definitely a foodie town with so many highly decorated eateries.


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