Bampton Area Guide

About Bampton & the Surrounding Area

Bampton is a charming, historic Charter Town situated in the Batherm Valley amidst some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside. Situated seven miles north of Tiverton, Bampton is close to the Somerset border and within easy reach of the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park.

With a range of quality local amenities and a reputation for beautiful floral displays the town has a friendly atmosphere and is a charming base from which to explore this unspoilt part of Devon. Bampton lies on the very edge of beautiful Exmoor National Park, and is dominated by its Motte dating back to 1067. It has an ancient charter fair and is a well-deserved regular winner of Britain in Bloom.

Once a thriving wool town, Bampton’s Georgian houses are built of locally quarried stone. The whole town centre is a conservation area, and Bampton boasts almost 100 listed structures including two telephone boxes.

Bampton’s Norman motte and bailey castle is one of the best preserved in Devon and offers wonderful views of the town below.

The area around Bampton is full of rich wildlife, from amazing birds of prey to rare species of wild flowers, there is always something new to be seen. Due to the towns close proximity to the countryside, specifically Exmoor National Park, Bampton is a handy location for links to further attractions such as Falconry on Exmoor, Devon Badger Watch, Exmoor Zoo and Wimbleball Lake where a range of water based activities are available. Of course Exmoor is very good for walking too and there are a number of different routes and trails available to follow.

For more information visit

Bampton Church of England Primary School
Dulverton Middle and Community School
East Anstey Primary School Acorn School
Tiverton High School

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