Links to places of Interest

Sparkford Museum

Salisbury Cathedral


Stourhead gardens

Avebury. .  historic site


 Yeovilton Air Museum


Local Places of Interest

Cross Cottage is in a peaceful semi rural location on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire, and ideally placed for  touring holiday. Immediately surrounding the village on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset is some of the finest countryside in southern England, which forms part of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscape is surrounded with attractive villages where most cottages are built of the same  Chilmark limestone used to build Salisbury Cathedral. Salisbury  itself  is at most a 30 minute car journey or 13 minute train excursion from Tisbury. Other attractions in the area are numerous - within an hour's drive are Stonehenge and Avebury , Longleat, Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House, Old Wardour Castle, Sparkford Motor Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton as well as the Georgian city of Bath, with its newly opened spa complex (and revolting parking . . . use the park and ride). The South Dorset coastline, now designated a World Heritage site, is also less than an hour's car journey away and certainly well worth exploring .We are actually 5 miles from Shaftesbury   (of Goldhill 'Hovis ad'fame) so although in an unknown area we are actually  very well placed.For more background  visually. in films. .Robin Hood Prince of Theives used the local castle. Morris life with Bells on  film  used locals and the Compasses Inn at Chicksgrove also the lake used in Chocolat was actually Fonthill not en francais

For more historical info on Tisbury click here