Bampton Certificated Locations
Bampton is a historic Charter Town that is ideally situated in rural Devon, on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The town centre has been declared a conservation area, and there are almost 100 picturesque listed buildings in the town (including two telephone boxes!) some dating back to the 17 century.
The town itself dates back to about 700AD, and is dominated by the Norman motte and castle dating back to 1067, which offers wonderful views over the town.
Why not visit in October, when the town holds the ancient Bampton Charter Fair which is over 750 years old. Here Exmoor ponies are once again traded just as they were in the famous Bampton Pony Fair from the 1880s to the 1980s. For three days afterwards the town continues its celebrations in After the Fair - lively fun and entertainment for all ages.
Bampton is proud to have won the Britain in Bloom national award on several occasions, and takes its floral displays very seriously.