Monday, 8 April 2013

Tisbury named in Sunday Times "Best Places to Live" Guide

One of the AONBs picturesque villages has been named one of the best places to live in the UK to live in The Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ Guide.  The guide has taken into account transport links, schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property price, cultural life and unemployment figures.  In addition, each area has also been assessed on its own individual assets, whether it has a local festivals/events associated with it or fascinating architecture.  

Tisbury is the largest settlement in the AONB.  Steeped in history, its home to one of the largest tithe barns in the UK, still in existence.  The 12th Century parish church of St John the Baptist boasts a 4,000yr old yew tree, one of the oldest in Britain.  Most of the older houses are built from locally quarried Chilmark stone and many have thatched roofs.  With a railway station it offers easy links for those travelling to/from Salisbury, London and Exeter, and a traditional High Street of small independent shops and businesses located just a few minutes walk from the station.  It’s the perfect base to explore the area and AONB with an exciting variety of things to see/do. 

There are many local attractions like the spectacular Old Wardour Castle, a fine example of a 14th Century castle a few miles away, wide variety of excellent local places to stay and eat, walking, cycling and other outdoors pursuits.  It’s a friendly place and most people who move to the area or visit rarely want to leave so why not plan a visit soon?