Bampton is a historic charter town nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park with a bustling centre.
St Michael’s And All Angels Church houses the Heritage & Visitor Centre featuring fascinating local artefacts and information about the town’s rich heritage. The 12th century church contains many interesting features and curiosities. Find out more about the town and its eclectic stories by joining a guided Town Trail.
There are an abundance of quirky independent retailers, as well as a traditional pharmacy, greengrocers and butchers. Foodies will be well satisfied with more than one award-winning pub to choose from.
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.
Every October the town holds the ancient Bampton Charter Fair which is over 750 years old – lively fun and entertainment for all ages.