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Ampthill market place

Ampthill a quaint town of about 13,000 people in Bedfordshire.


Thie Georgian market town is famous for its connections with Catherine of Aragon and John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress.

Get in[edit]

Ampthill is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from junction 12 of the M1.

Get around[edit]

Map of Ampthill



  • Rugby: Ampthill RUFC play rugby union in National League One, England's amateur second tier. Their home ground is Dillingham Park north side of town.


It has numerous antique, gift and coffee shops.


  • Donatello's, Dunstable Street - pizza and pasta
  • Fratelli's, Dunstable Street - pizza and pasta
  • The Dewdrop, Dunstable Street - Chinese takeaway and restaurant
  • Rajgate, Bedford Street - Indian takeaway and restaurant
  • Earl's, Dunstable Street - restaurant and brasserie


Thatched Cottages (geograph 442406)



  • 1 The Albion, 36 Dunstable St, MK45 2JT, +44 1525 634 857. The Albion Ampthill (Q104531620) on Wikidata
  • 2 Engine & Tender, 9-11 Dunstable St, MK45 2NJ, +44 1525 403 319. Green King Engine & Tender Pub (Q104531601) on Wikidata
  • 3 The Old Sun, 87 Dunstable St, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2NQ, +44 1525 405 466. The Old Sun (Q104531651) on Wikidata




As of May 2022, Ampthill has 4G from all UK carriers. 5G has not yet reached town, though it's getting close.

Go next[edit]

  • Go north to Bedford 10 mi (16 km) on A530 the County Town.
  • Go east to Shefford 8 mi (13 km) on A507.
  • Go south to Flitwick 2 mi (3.2 km) on A5120.
  • Go west to Woburn 8 mi (13 km) with its safari park.
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