The Larmer Tree Festival- Tollard Royal Wiltshire

I'm staying on-site for 7 days at The Larmer Tree Festival campgrounds July 15-23-2013. My Holiday Ticket & lodging accomadations are paid, I figured that with having that secured I could possibly venture out to Paris & Venice for a couple of days. I have plans on seeing visiting Bath & Stonehenge as well. your travel tips will be helpul

Posted by Kevin
near Ringwood, Hampshire, UK
521 posts

Nellie, we went to the Larmer Tree site last September for a wood fair. It's not the easiest place to get to, even if you have a car, and by public transport the main challenge is the last 20 miles from Salisbury. You have probably seen the page on the festival website which explains your options. Scroll down to the heading 'Transport': http://larmertreefestival.co.uk/info/travel-and-arrival/ Salisbury has direct trains from London and is on the line from Southampton to Bath and Bristol. Use the journey planner on www.nationalrail.co.uk to see train times and prices. If I needed to get from the Larmer Tree to Paris I think I would fly from Southampton (get the train from Salisbury. There is a direct Romsey/Chandlers Ford/Eastleigh service which stops at Southampton Airport Parkway, or change at Southampton Central). Destinations from Southampton airport can be seen here: http://www.southamptonairport.com/flight-information/destinations-and-airlines Alternatively, if you want to go to Stonehenge then you could do a tour from Salisbury, and if you then went to Bath it may be more convenient to fly from Bristol to Paris: http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/flights-from-bristol.aspx

Posted by Maggie
Boscombe, Dorset, UK
960 posts

Nellie, I used to work at a craft show at Larmer Tree every year and it's lovely there but it really is a bit of a trek to get to. If you fly to Paris, go from Southampton as Kevin suggests- the flight goes to Orly airport, though, not Charles de Gaulle. Also check out Bournemouth airport. Lots of flights from there in the summer months.

Posted by Nellie
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
2 posts

Maggie, Thank you for your prompt reply, I truly appreciate the information. My journey has already became easier & travel times shorter ,I definitely would've been riding the trains my entire stay. lol Once again, Thank you!
Nellie