Bampton Vacations

25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Devon, is Bampton, a great place to visit while exploring the region. If you are coming from the Exeter International Airport in Devon, Bampton lies 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the west.

Bampton is near many of Devon’s more popular attractions. Two of the places not to miss are the fascinating Diggerland and the fantastic Nettlecombe Court. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find nearby Bampton are the Combe Sydenham Hall and the Exmoor National Park.

Savvy travelers in Bampton, looking for something different, will love the nearby museums and theaters. Find the treasures kept in some of the inspiring galleries and collections such as Bakelite Museum in Minehead. See a couple of the exciting live performances at the Exeter Phoenix Centre in Exeter. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, check out the exhibits at the Royal Albert Museum and Gallery in Exeter.

If you love nature and wildlife, head to the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Stretch your legs and drive out to one of the local beaches, for example Minehead Beach in Minehead. When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to Escot Park in Exeter, one of the places where families can breathe in the fresh air.

Some popular Devon attractions are within driving distance of Bampton, such as Exeter Cathedral in Exeter, Rougemont Castle and Coleridge Cottage in Bridgwater. To learn more about the local historic sights, don't miss Dunster Castle in Minehead.

If you have a passion for golf, take a trip to the Chulmleigh Golf Course in Chulmleigh. It's a perfect way to enjoy the fresh air.

To browse through stores or enjoy a light meal, set out to visit Princesshay in Exeter, the Harlequins Shopping Centre and the Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Watch much-loved sporting heroes, the Somerset County Cricket Club, take on their rivals in the nearby County Cricket Ground, Taunton. On match days follow the procession of white and maroon, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.

When you’re ready to slow down after a busy day discovering the charming streets of Bampton, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Jurys Inn Exeter, the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29 are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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