Ampthill Travel Guide

  • The centre of Ampthill
    The centre of Ampthill
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  • Not as old as it seems....
    Not as old as it seems....
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  • Georgian inn and older buildings
    Georgian inn and older buildings
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Ampthill Things to Do

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    by leics Updated Apr 2, 2011

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    ...and enjoy the architecture.

    It's an historic place, Ampthill, even though it's so small.

    Look out for exposed beams in carriage entrances...for herringbone brickwork from the 1600s ad 1700s...for the differing rooflines which tell you the town grew slowly...for the four-square red-brick houses (Georgian)...for the little touches like the specially-patterned areas of tiling on a roof, or the exposed wooden beams of an older house.

    It's a nice place to wander. Walk along Bedford Street and you'll come to an open, grassy area (part of Ampthill Park) fringed with rows of thatched cottages (not, unfortunately, as old as one might like...they only date from the early 1800s).

    Georgian inn and older buildings Four-square Georgian house Detail on tiled roof (1700s) Exposed beamwork (16/1700s) Blocked-in windows (window tax, 17/1800s)
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    • Architecture

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Ampthill Restaurants

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    I didn't eat here but I would have eaten here like a shot if I had been hungry!

    The Prince of Wales is a minute's walk from the very centre of Ampthill (it has its own car park) and clearly has a good reputation. It's in the Good Pub Guide for 2011 and, judging by the menus posted in its windows, its a good place to eat as well as drink beer.

    I was very taken not only with the imaginative dishes on offer (so good to see 'roper' english food)but also with the very reasonable prices for those dishes.

    I believe they also have rooms for b&b.

    Prince of Wales Sample menu Opening times...obviously they vary a bit!
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    • Seniors
    • Singles
    • Family Travel

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