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Town - Ampthill

Town - Ampthill

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A Georgian Town with over 200 listed buildings. Situated on the slope of a hill that rises from the Ouse Valley, the town is renowned for its numerous antique shops that line its narrow streets. Bordering the town is Ampthill Park with its monument, a cross that marks the site of Ampthill Castle, where Katherine of Aragon was kept under house arrest during her divorce from Henry VIII. Close to the town stands the ruins of Houghton House, an English Heritage property thought to be the House Beautiful in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.

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Map reference: TL 033381  Lat: 52.03169 Long: -0.49561

A market town in Mid Bedfordshire, about 8 miles south of Bedford on the B530 and 1.5 miles north of Flitwick, on the junction of the A5120 and A507.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Flitwick station