Last Updated 20 Mar 2017


Public access is granted for up to 50 days in each year, however, as a rule the number of days granted falls well short of the maximum. Public notices are posted on the Ministry of Defence website and in the local press. Access is usually granted during the Easter and Christmas/New Year periods; also, during August. The military training programme will dictate dates of public access in any one year. 

St Giles Church is currently CLOSED to Visitors. 

The Church is open at Easter


The Church will be open to visitors between Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April from 1100hrs to 1600hrs (11am to 4pm) daily. 

Easter Sunday will see the traditional Easter Egg Hunt for children.  The hunt will start at 1200hrs and end when all the eggs have been found. 

Easter opening is always popular and Easter Sunday is a great opportunity to bring the children and grandchildren to hunt for all those eggs.

The MoD has published the dates at Easter when they will allow access to Imber.  Go to the April 2017 SPTA Newsletter for more details on dates and times. 

Please note that access to SPTA and Imber can be withdrawn by the MoD at short notice for operational reasons.  This is outside our control.

Withdrawal of Access

The Ministry of Defence may withdraw access to Imber for operational reasons at short notice.  Please check here near to the time you wish to visit as we will post any changes as soon as possible after we are made aware of them.  We cannot be held responsible for nugatory travel or accommodation expenses in the event that the MoD refuses access to Imber.


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