Explore – Tisbury

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An Introduction To Tisbury

Tisbury, the only ‘dark sky friendly railway station in the UK and gateway to Cranborne Chase AONB and International Dark Sky Reservation.

One train stop from Salisbury is the pretty Wiltshire village of Tisbury. Here you can discover the delights of the many independent family –run shops and enjoy locally-sourced produce. Beckford Bottle Shop not only offers fine wines, also curated selection of craft beers, ciders and spirits and a celebration of British Cheese and Charcuterie. 

Enjoy good company and regular hosted events. Book lovers can delight in a wide selection of books in the elegant surroundings of Beatons Tea Room.  You can relax with the perfect cup of tea, chosen from a range of 25 loose leaf teas on offer. Tisbury is a thriving village having a prominent twelfth century church with its own four-thousand-year-old yew tree, and a wide range of interesting shops, pubs and cafés.

Tisbury lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features a number of important environmental and historical sites.  They include the Fonthill Lakes and the headwaters of the River Nadder. Also, just to the east of the village, Place Farm home to Messums Wiltshire features a magnificent fifteenth century tithe barn which is the largest thatched barn in the country.  

Tisbury is just under 2 hours from London, 1hr 42 mins from Exeter and just a 19- minute train journey from Salisbury.