Ampthill has many old buildings, mostly dating from the 17-18th Century. In the park is the site of a 15th century castle, where Henry VIII visited and he kept Katherine of Aragon there for a few years. The park also has a 17th century house used as a Cheshire Home.
In the town centre The White Hart incorporates a Tudor building, and the church has a large monument to the Richard Nicholl who owned Ampthill Park and was responsible for naming New York.
You can see, from the outside, Avenue House, at 20 Church Street, which was the home of Sir Albert Richardson, who was a architect, and was also a past President of the Royal Academy.
On the western edge of the town near Little Farm is the Oxford Hospital, an almshouse of 1607 in Wren style, of chequered brickwork with original windows, dormers and a single-handed clock on a central pediment below a cupola - a little gem, backed by Scots pines in a rural setting.
Towns Near Ampthill To Visit - straight line distance:Silsoe (3.21 miles) Toddington (5.57 miles) Woburn (5.89 miles) Shefford (6.88 miles)
Houghton House Ruined 17th century mansion.
Oxford Hospital A Grade II listed Almshouse.