Although for many people the opportunity to visit Imber and its Church is the main reason for attending our event, there are other places to see and explore by Imberbus across Salisbury Plain. In 2019 these included…
See inside New Zealand Farm Camp and the Delaware Road Festival
New Zealand Farm Camp is normally a barracks and a military training facility for fighting in built up areas, but in 2019 it also hosted The Delaware Road – an overnight festival of experimental music, film & art which was held inside the base. The festival organisers offered Imberbus passengers the opportunity to explore the unusual site during the day.
Market Lavington Museum
Situated in the old Schoolmaster’s cottage next to Market Lavington Parish Church, the Market Lavington Museum has proved to be very popular with Imberbus passengers as it is a real treasure trove of the history of the parish and is free to enter. It also serves excellent cream teas!
Just up the road from the Church is the St. Arbucks Community Cafe which is run by volunteers and is normally open until 5pm specially for the benefit of our passengers.
To get to Matket Lavington from Imber, please catch any bus heading to Gore Cross and change onto the “Brazen Bottom” bus at Gore Cross Interchange.
In addition to the Rose & Crown public house, in 2019 the Tilshead Village Hall next door opened its doors to Imberbus passengers, with displays of local interest, photos of old Tilshead and maps with descriptions of local landmarks and directions for short walks around the village. Tea, Coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas were also available along with a small Transport sales stall.
Chitterne is pretty village on the edge of Salisbury Plain which with a distinctive church dating from 1863. Next to the church is the village hall which opens specially for our event, offering welcome light refreshments to our weary travellers. Our buses turn round outside the village hall and with departures twice an hour until 5.30pm, there is plenty of opportunity to stop off and take a wander through the village.
To get to Tilshead, or Chitterne please catch one of the buses showing the destination “Chitterne” at Warminster, Imber or Gore Cross interchange