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Ampthill Town Guide

Ampthill Town Guide

Town: Ampthill
Postcode District: MK45

About Ampthill

An attractive Georgian Market town located in Central Bedfordshire, equidistant between Bedford and Luton

Ampthill has a rich history. The weekly market, still held to this day, began in 1242, when King Henry III confirmed the right to hold a market on Thursdays.

Bypassed by the A507 which provides a direct link to the M1 motorway. The neighboring town of Flitwick provides direct rail links to London. St Pancras International can be reached in as little as 40 minutes & Luton Airport Parkway in 20 minutes.

According to the Office for National Statistics Ampthill’s growing population stood at 6,767 in 2011.


Ampthill is a commercial centre and provides key services for the surrounding villages.

Shopping & Leisure:

For leisure, Ampthill has a wide variety of local clubs and teams including Football, Rugby & Cricket.

Ampthill Great Park provides open countryside and is a historic site. A ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park which is open to the public all year round.

The Greensand Ridge Walk and the Greensand Cycle Way also pass through Ampthill.

In the town centre, the Waitrose supermarket provides residents with local food shopping.

In the local area you’ll also find a Post Office, variety of shops, pubs, hairdressers & much more.

The town has a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops.


Ampthill has a wide range of community amenities including doctors surgeries, fire station, & ambulance station located within the town.

The yearly Ampthill Festival consists of four days of events:
AmpRocks | Ampthill Park Proms | Gala Day | Literary Festival

Find out full details at: www.ampthillfestival.co.uk

Ampthill has five churches located within the town.


Ampthill has two lower schools (Russell Lower school and The Firs Lower School), a middle school (Alameda School) and Redborne Upper School.

Places of interest:

Ampthill Great Park

Houghton House

St Andrew’s Church of England

Regular events:

Ampthill Festival: www.ampthillfestival.co.uk

Market every Thursday

Links to useful websites:

Ampthill Town Council: www.ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk

Parkside Community Hall: www.parksidehall.org.uk

Houghton House: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/houghton-house/


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