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Visit Bampton through the ages

Bampton, south of the Cotswolds and alternatively known as Bampton-in-the-Bush, was recorded in the Domesday Book. The town has been populated since the iron age, and US troops held a posting here during WWII. The parish church dates from the 1100s and was built on the site of a Saxon Minster.

A snapshot of a period drama

The popular television drama Downton Abbey used the town of Bampton for some of the outdoor scenes from the show. Fans may remember the library and the church. Shopping in the market square area is modest but quaint, with the Talbot public house, originally a coaching house, at the centre of the traditionally fronted stores including a butchers, a chemist, a post office and a high street grocers.

A walking tour of Bampton's surroundings

A gentle walk joins Bampton to the Thames path and takes in the scenic sights of the Hamlet of Weald, The Old Man's' Bridge and Radcot Lock. Between Bampton and Buckland is Tadpole bridge which goes over the river Thames. Looking for cheap accommodation Near Bampton? Travelodge Burford Cotswolds Hotel is only eight miles away, or Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Road Hotel is around a 30-minute drive.