In the heart of rural Mid Bedfordshire lies Ampthill, the well-known medieval market town with Georgian frontage. Much of Ampthill town centre is a conservation area with several listed buildings. Tourists will be enchanted as they find buildings from the 17th century obscured behind arches and alleyways. The former residents of these fine properties have made their mark upon the town and the county beyond. This wealth of history does not mean however, that time has stood still in Ampthill. Old thatched cottages have been transformed into enviable living accommodation, and the expansion of neighbouring town, Flitwick, has meant that Ampthill has become a haven for discerning commuters.
As a permanent reminder of Ampthill's proximity to key destinations: 'To London XLV miles', 'To Bedford VIII miles', 'To Woburn VII miles' and 'To Dunstable Xll miles' is engraved on the town pump, which has stood on the Market Square since 1785. The Ampthill bypass (A507), which opened in 1983, diverts north-south traffic away from Ampthill. When the motorist is on the A507 passing Ampthill, they are 8 miles to the south of Bedford and just 3 miles from the MI. A pleasant ride across country will take you from Ampthill to the Al Great North Road at Biggleswade. With the nearest railway station at Flitwick, Ampthill' s residents and visitors are a short distance from the Midland Railway line between St Pancras and Bedford. Ampthill is also within easy reach of Luton, Stansted and Heathrow Airports.
Ampthill - The Statistics
Ampthill is part of the Ampthil Ward of Central Beds Council (which also includes Maulden and Clophil).
Download: Ampthill Ward Profile 2013