Warminster is situated in the county of Wiltshire, approximately 20 miles from Bath and Salisbury and close to the border with Somerset.
For those arriving by public transport, Warminster Rail Station is on the Cardiff-Bristol-Portsmouth rail line which operates approximately every hour, with connections available from London and the West Country at Westbury and Salisbury and also from Melksham, Chippenham and Swindon at Westbury – please see the Great Western Railway website for timetables and further details. There are also a few direct trains from London Waterloo to Warminster each day – for more information, please visit the South Western Railway website .
If you would prefer to travel by bus, the following bus services run to places served by Imberbus on Saturdays:
- First service D1 runs to Warminster every 30 minutes from Bath, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury, and every 2 hours from Salisbury;
- Frome Minibuses service 53 runs from Frome to Warminster every hour;
- Faresaver service X72 runs every hour from Bath, Melksham and Devizes to West Lavington and Market Lavington;
- Salisbury Reds service 2 runs approximately every hour from Salisbury to Shrewton, Tilshead, Gore Cross and West Lavington.
On Sundays, The only bus service to Warminster is First bus service D1 which runs from Bath, Bradford on Avon,Trowbridge and Westbury every 2 hours.
Please visit the Traveline website during the summer for more details of these services.
For those travelling by car, Warminster is located at the junction of the A36 and A350 and is near to the infamous A303 ! You should find plenty of parking available Warminster’s Central Car Park which is off station road, so round the corner from the rail station – see map below (for those of you using SatNav, the postcode for Warminster’s Central Car Park is BA12 9BX). Other public car parks are also available (including a small one at the station itself) but please note that normal weekday charges apply on all the public car parks on Saturdays.
Imberbus operations mean there is hardly any car parking available in Imber village itself except for those with disabilities. We therefore ask you to travel to Imber by bus instead on the Saturday, but if you do decide to drive all the way, please use the new Park and Ride site to the East of the village, which will be clearly signposted from both directions. On Saturday, a frequent bus service will then take you from the site to St Giles’s Church, and other destinations on the Plain.
A small amount of roadside parking is also available in Chitterne and West Lavington but please ensure that you leave plenty of space for the Imberbuses to get past and (in the case of Chitterne) turn round!
Thinking of stopping overnight ? Then the following websites may help you:
- Bristol – Visit Bristol website, Tripadvisor Bristol page
- Bath – Visit Bath website, Tripadvisor Bath page
- Warminster, Salisbury and other towns in Wiltshire: Visit Wiltshire website, Warminster Information Centre, Tripadvisor Wiltshire page
Remember that buses and trains operate to Warminster from many of the surrounding towns, so you don’t have to stay in Warminster – please email us if you need further advice.