This year, the Imberbus service to the lost village of Imber will be running on Saturday 20th August and despite the possibility of a Rail Strike on that day, it is already promising to be a popular event with the only access to Imber being on one of our buses.
We have at least 25 old and new Routemaster buses lined up to provide this year’s service which will run every 15 minutes from Warminster Station to Imber from 9.45am onwards. On arrival at Imber, some buses will then carry on to our interchange point at Gore Cross, from where they will continue twice an hour throughout the day either to Tilshead and Chitterne, New Zealand Farm Camp or Brazen Bottom and Market Lavington.
In addition to the 16th century St.Giles’ Church at Imber that will be open that weekend, there will again be the opportunity for our passengers to visit the Market Lavington Museum, which is located in the Old School House along side Market Lavington Church and is opening specially for our event. In addition to exhibiting local artefacts, the museum will also be serving cream teas which have proved to be a popular attraction in previous years. Light refreshments will also be available at Imber Church, at Casper’s Cafe at Warminster Station and in the village halls in both Tilshead and Chitterne.
To help people to continue travelling to our event by public transport, the bus and coach industry, along with bus preservationists, have offered to run special coaches to our event from London, Basingstoke, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bristol and Bath, whilst local buses are also available to Warminster from Bath, Frome Salisbury and other neighbouring towns. These are detailed on a special “Rail Strike” page on our website and if you wish to travel on one of the coaches we would encourage you to book early to guarantee a seat:
Further details about this year’s Imberbus event can be found on our website at www.imberbus.org, including maps, timetables, fares and details of how to get to Warminster Station. If this is your first visit to Imber, we strongly recommend that you take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page, which provides important information on where you can and cannot go, where you can get something to eat and also the location of public toilets (which are few and far between on the Salisbury Plain!).
IMPORTANT – If you are planning on bringing a group of people to Warminster in a bus or coach, please contact us immediately as there are very few coach parking facilities available in Warminster and we may be able to help you publicise your trip!
We look forward to seeing you all on 20th August.