Bampton in Devon

Bampton Location

Bampton location mapBampton is located in a wooded valley in Mid-Devon, surrounded by agricultural land.

By road, it can easily be reached from the M5 either by the B3227 'scenic route' from J25 at Taunton, or the almost as attractive route via J27 and the Tiverton bypass. The A396 follows the Exe valley which is a visual delight at any time of the year.

By rail, the nearest mainline station is Tiverton Parkway, from which it is less than 20 minutes by road to Bampton.

For local airport information links, click here.

If you are of a geographical/scientific mind, Bampton is located at Long. 3 deg. 29'W, Lat. 50 deg. 59.4'N

O.S. reference is SS956223


Useful O.S. maps are:


Minehead & Brendon Hill area

Landranger 181


Touring Map 5

Exeter and the Exe Valley*

Explorer 114

Exmoor (Bampton is just off the edge!)

Outdoor Leisure 9

National Cycling Route 3Bampton is on the long distance route of  the Exe Valley Way, and on a national cycle network route, the West Country Way.

Street Plan

Click here to pop up a street plan of Bampton

Airial photo

Click here to see an aerial photo of Bampton



For touring or exploring the area, some approximate mileages are:



Tiverton  (Local market town)


Taunton  (County town of Somerset)


Dunkery Beacon  (The highest point on Exmoor)


Exeter  (Cathedral city)


Minehead  (A seaside town on the Bristol Channel)


Barnstaple  (An estuary town with a good shopping centre)


Lynton & Lynmouth (Picturesque seaside towns)


Wells (Cathedral city)



 See also our information on Activities - Further Afield


Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre