Last Updated 21 Aug 2015


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. 

Annual St Gilestide Service

The annual St Gilestide Service is to be held on Saturday 10th October at 1500 hours (3 pm). It is essential that those wishing to attend the service arrive at the Warminster Vedette Post (VP2) no later than 1400 hours (2 pm) for the onward escorted convoy to the church. At the conclusion of the service members of the congregation will be escorted back to Warminster.

Please note.  If you arrive at VP2 after 1400hrs (2pm), you will not be allowed access to Imber.  Please allow sufficient time to arrive at VP2 by 1400hrs at the very latest.

Warminster will be the only point of entry on this occasion. Due to intensive military training Imber will not be accessible during September.

November Service of Remembrance - LATEST

The annual St Giles service of remembrance will be held on Saturday 7th November.  The service will start at 1050hrs to allow for the act of remembrance at 1100hrs. 

There will be free access to Imber on 7th November.  Arrive from any of your normal access points.

Access to Imber will be allowed from 1800hrs on Friday 6th November to 0800hrs on Monday 9th November.

Times for St Giles Church being open to visitors outside the time of the service of remembrance have to be decided and will be published here nearer the time.

You should note that the published access dates and times can be revised or withdrawn by the MoD at short notice for operational reasons.

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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