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 on Saturday 17th August. This year these include…
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 this year it is also hosting The Delaware Road – an overnight festival of experimental music, film & art which is being held inside the base. The festival doesn’t start until 5pm, but the organisers have agreed to offer Imberbus passengers the opportunity to explore the unusual site during the day. Once inside you will be able to look around the various training rooms & buildings, buy food and refreshments, peruse the festival merchandise stalls & rest your legs until the next bus arrives to continue your journey. Admission to the site for daytime visitors costs £6.50 and tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking HERE (the ticket will then be emailed to you so you can print it out or display it on your mobile phone). Please remember however that the last bus back from New Zealand Farm Camp on Saturday is at 5.40pm.
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 will be 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, this year the Tilshead Village Hall next door will be opening 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 will also be available and there will be a small Transport sales stall where you can purchase the new Imberbus 10th Anniversary book.
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