Ampthill local area and living guide


Ampthill is a small market town in Central Bedfordshire, which was granted to the rights to hold a market each Thursday more than 750 years ago. After a period of renovation it now has a Waitrose supermarket along with many new shops and amenities.

There is also a possibility that the Ampthill railway station maybe reopened that was closed in 1959. Ampthill once had a castle that Kind Henry VIII frequently visited and his first wife Catherine of Aragon lived at for a few years until they were divorced in 1533.

The architect Sir Albert Richardson also lived in Ampthill until his death in 1964. You may one of his last projects at 12 Dunstable Street, which was once home to the Mid Bedfordshire District Council. The town has many public amenities with schools, doctor’s surgeries, fire station, police station, and an ambulance station. The town and surrounding area has a collection of pubs and restaurants, small businesses, and larger enterprises and industrial developments situated outside the town centre.