Last Updated 01 Sep 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. 

Events and Open Days autumn/winter 2018
St Giles Church is now CLOSED to all visitors.  There is no public access to Imber village.

Remembrance Service
Saturday 10th November at 1050hrs (10.50am) for the Service of Remembrance.
We expect that access will be by convoy and then only for the duration of the church service.  More details will be provided in due course.

Christmas 2018

The Festival of Carols will be held on Saturday 22nd December at 1430hrs (2.30pm).  Tickets will, as usual, only be advertised and on sale from the beginning of November.  Do not apply in advance.  Your application will be ignored if you apply before the advertised date !!

We anticipate that there will be the usual access to Imber and that St Giles Church will be open to visitors after Christmas and over the New Year period.  No dates have been announced.  More details will be posted here in due course.

Please not that Access to Imber village is out of 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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