Last Updated 05 May 2018


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 Closed until August
St Giles Church is closed until August when we will reopen to visitors.   There is no access to Imber village at present. 

August Open Days  (revised dates)
St Giles Church will be open to visitors as follows during August 2018

Saturday 18th August.  Opening times 10am (1000hrs) to 6pm (1800hrs).  We expect the Imberbus service will be running this day.

Sunday 19th August until Thursday 23rd August inclusive every day between 11am (1100hrs) and 4pm (1600hrs).

St Giles Church will be closed over the bank holiday weekend (24th to 27th August).  Please do not try to visit on those days.

Imberbus Service
We expect the Imberbus Routemaster buses to be running between Warminster and Imber on Saturday 18th August.  The timetable will be published on the Imberbus web site

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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