The village lies two miles east of the city of Bath and has a population of around 1800.  The River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal pass through the village.

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Bathampton is linked to nearby Batheaston by a toll bridge.
Plasticine was manufactured in the village between 1900 and 1983, by a company founded by William Harbutt, who also lived in Bathampton.
The village used to have a railway station, but it was closed in 1966.