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A very happy small local library with all the facilities of a larger library. Very helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret M
Bampton, United Kingdom
Or Downton Abbey's Field Hospital

Located on the edge of Church View, which overlooks the spendid St. Mary's Church, and various... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Mike M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very happy small local library with all the facilities of a larger library. Very helpful staff who go out of their way to help.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Located on the edge of Church View, which overlooks the spendid St. Mary's Church, and various other buildings which cunningly find their way into the Yorkshire village setting of the world-famous television drama. Located one road back from the main road into the village from...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This quiet little village was taken over for filming exteriors. It's interesting to see how the location scouts are able to envision only using one part of the road or one section of wall. The library is small but lovely and continues to have fund...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Along with several others from our tour, we went into the library primarily to use the WC. We did look at all the pictures there and in the church related to Downton Abbey. My wife thought of this mainly as a gift shop and doesn't...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Having not watched any of the Downton series this was a charmingly enticing opportunity to "catch up"!! The library has a wide assortment of booklets, postcards, other items and the people were extremely jhelpful! The village is a delight; gorgeous Cotswold stone, charming church and...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

When is a small town library more than a library? When it's part of the set for a popular TV series and is cast as a hospital. Downton Abbey fans must drop in and visit with the librarians who are waiting for you with all...More

Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I visited bampton library yesterday as part of a downton abbey bus tour from Ireland. We visited the church in bampton and also the library where there were two lovely ladies and a man I think called David who told us lovely stories about the...More

Thank redmond1Ireland
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Bampton is really a charming and unspoiled Cotswolds town. It's a sleepy place, very relaxing, without much going on. The library has a nice display about the filming. I most enjoyed the nearby church, scene of weddings on Downton Abbey. Parts remain from the 1200s,...More

Thank tallpinesCO
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The ladies who run the gift shop are the jewel in this crown. They couldn't have been more welcoming, they had lots of information and details about the making of Downton Abbey they were so helpful and nice. There are some lovely items that can...More

Thank AnnetteO653
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We are big on all things related to the PBS TV series Downton Abbey. So when we have a chance to see some of the locations used for filming we jumped at the opportunity. The Bampton Library "doubles" as the local hospital in town for...More

Thank Steven W
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