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Ampthill is a small market town with a population of around 6,000 people, situated between Bedford and Luton. The name 'Ampthill' is of Anglo-Saxon origin with it's first settlement being known as 'Aemethyll'. An 'Ammetelle' was later mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1242, King Henry 111 confirmed the right to hold a market on Thursdays and these continue to this day. Katherine of Aragon lived in Ampthill Castle from 1531 until 1533 and King Henry V111 was a frequent visitor. Unfortunately, the castle has now gone.

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The town is built on a hill which overlooks a plain to the North with Bedford in the distance. On the side of the hill are the remains of Houghton House which is said to have been the inspiration for 'House Beautiful' in John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrims Progress'. More recently, Ampthill Park was the burial place for the golden hare in the Kit Williams treasure hunt 'Masquerade'.
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Ampthill features many small specialist shops selling a wide range of products. You can find antiques, gifts, fireplaces, paintings, clothing, musical instruments, old fashioned sweets, butchers, wine merchants, dry cleaners and even a tailor. There is a large, modern Waitrose store in the town centre and a Tesco superstore 2 miles away in nearby Flitwick.
Ampthill has two banks plus other financial services and several estate agents. There is a free car park in the centre of town next to the Waitrose store.

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There is a large natural park in Ampthill with lots of wooded areas suitable for walking. It can be reached easily from Woburn Street or Dunstable Street.

There are regular bus services and a main line railway station in neighbouring, Flitwick.

Clophill • Flitton • Flitwick • Greenfield • Haynes • Houghton Conquest • Maulden • Millbrook • Steppingley * Stewartby

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SPORTS
Alameda Sports Hall - Web Site
Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers - Web Site
Ampthill Angling Club - Web Site
Ampthill Bowls Club - Contact
Ampthill Cricket Club - Web Site
Ampthill Rugby Club - Web Site
Flitwick and Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club - Web Site
Flitwick Cricket Club - Web Site
Millbrook Golf Club - Web Site
Stewartby Water Sports Club (Sailing) - Web Site
Stewartby Water Sports Club - Web Site
TASK - Flitwick Karate Club - Contact

LEISURE
Ampthill & District Camera Club - Web Site
Ampthill & Flitwick Dramatic Society Web Site
Ampthill Concert Orchestra - Web Site
Ampthill History Forum - Web Site
Ampthill Rotary Club - Web Site
Ampthill Town Band - Web Site
Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association - Web Site
Bedfordshire Bird Club - Web Site
Chiltern Concertina Group - Web Site
Flitwick Singers - Contact
Lions Club (Ampthill District) - Web Site
Maulden Bowling Club - Contact
Maulden History Society - Web Site
Media Collecting and Medal Research Society - Contact
Mid Bedfordshire Floral Society - Web Site
Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society - Web Site
Tea Dances - Flitwick - Web Site
Upstage Theatre Company - Web Site
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Clophill & Maulden

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Houghton Conquest

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Steppingley

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