Last Updated 12 Jul 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 
St Giles Church will be open to visitors from Saturday 18th August to Thursday 23rd  August inclusive.  
Opening times will be:  Saturday 18th August 1000hrs (10am) to 1800hrs (6pm) when it is expected that the Imberbus Service will run.
Every day except 18th August, the church will be open from 1100hrs (11am) to 1600hrs (4pm).  
We are waiting for details of a proposed FOLK CONCERT on Sunday 19th August.  More details will be posted here before the event.
Please note that there will be no access to Imber and hence St Giles will be closed on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th August.  Access to Imber village is out of our control.

Imberbus Service
Imberbus Routemaster buses will be running between Warminster and Imber on Saturday 18th August.  here are details and the bus timetable

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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