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 Now Closed to Visitors
Further Dates in 2014 when you will be able to visit Imber.
The annual service of remembrance will be held on Saturday 8th November at 1100hrs. Details regarding access will be available nearer to the date.
The Imber Festival of Carols will be held on Saturday 20th December at 1430hrs. Entry will be Ticket only. We anticipate tickets being on sale from 1st November. Join the mailing list for advance information.
Christmas and New Year.
There are no confirmed dates in December 2014 and January when St Giles Church will be open to visitors except for the Carol Concert on 20th December.
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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.
Access to Imber Ranges in 2014
The September edition of the SPTA Newsletter announces the dates in 2014 when the Ministry of Defence will allow access to Imber and St Giles Church. Please refer to the September Newsletter for the dates and conditions of access.
You should note that the published access dates and times can be revised or withdrawn by the MoD at short notice for operational reasons.
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Please note that the Ministry of Defence always reserves the right to close off access to Salisbury Plain and Imber for operational reasons and without notice.
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Further information will be posted here when available.