Steeped in over 2,000 years of history, Tisbury is the largest village in Wiltshire’s Nadder Valley, in the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St John’s 12th century parish church is in the centre of the village. Its churchyard boasts an ancient yew tree – still flourishing after 4,000 years! Rudyard Kipling’s parents are buried here.
At the edge of the village is the Grade 1 Listed thatched Tithe Barn at Place Farm, arguably the largest tithe barn in England. The fabulous Tithe Barn, which is a scheduled Ancient Monument, is now open to the public for the first time in its history, as a prestigious centre for the Arts run by Messums Wiltshire.
Elsewhere in the village, the architecture ranges from quaint stone properties, including The Boot, a seventeenth century inn, to the Victorian red brick properties in the lower High Street, courtesy of entrepreneur and architect Archibald Beckett. Beckett built the Bennett Arms and also the Wiltshire Brewery, a fine Victorian building, now converted into apartments.
Consistently, Tisbury is voted one of the best places to stay in all of the South West. Explore the wonderful local countryside, with its fantastic network of public rights of way; head for local attractions such as Old Wardour Castle – a fine example of a 14th century castle – and enjoy lunch at one of our excellent traditional pubs, Beatons Tearooms, in the centre of the bustling high street or The Riverbarn restaurant at Fonthill.
Parking & Transport
- Car Parks
Towns & Villages
- Public toilets
- Train station
- Village shop
Map & Directions
A30 then follow road signs to Tisbury.
Public Transport Directions
Tisbury train station.