Bampton Local Attractions

Local Attractions and Activities

The area boasts a range of diverse attractions - the menu on the left allows you to explore some of them.

The Heritage & Visitor Centre has now produced a list of family-friendly ATTRACTIONS in our area - download here

In addition:



The nearest town is Tiverton with a wide variety of shops, a museum, castle, swimming pool, and a cinema. The town is well known for its Pannier Market which is open 6 days a week: a flea market on Mondays, a general market on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.


Tiverton Museum in St Andrew Street has undergone extensive renovation work and contains the largest Social History collection in the South West, including agriculture, industry, and transport.

Tiverton Castle
Tiverton Information
Tiverton Town Council




This attractive village, close to Bampton, is just at the foot of Exmoor. More information can be found at Dulverton Town Council website, or at All Saints' Church website.



This pretty village, close to Bampton, has its own website.

Oakford Main Street


Another town a little further away near the M5 with its own website.

A second website is Cully Online - Connecting People.



This village is another near neighbour (you'll hear Bampton residents taling about 'Tivvy' and 'Wivvy', and just above we have 'Cully'!) just across the border in Somerset. To find out more, investigate their website.



An attractive village, not far from Cullompton.

Check out their web-site.



And some quick links to other diverse activities:

Bakelite Museum link

This is the one and only museum devoted to bakelite and other vintage plastics in Britain. With thousands of objects to see, from fans and fruit bowls to radios and toasters, it is a nostalgic day out.

Orchard Mill, Bridge Street, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4NS

Telephone: +44 (0) 1984 632133

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen at Dunster

Designer Crafts from Dunster. A unique display of the work of local designer craftsmen. For 60 years the Guild has encouraged the highest standards in both the traditional and contemporary crafts. This display is a 'must see'.

Dunster Steep, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SE

Telephone: +44 (0) 1643 821235

Barometer World

Barometer World

A museum, restoration, and new barometers and replicas on sale.

Barometer World Ltd., Quicksilver Barn, Merton, Devon EX20 3DS

Telephone: +44 (0) 1805 603443

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo

South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4SG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1598 763352


Virgin Media have produced a map showing various film and TV locataions, a number of which are in the South West.


Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre