Last Updated 28 Mar 2016


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. 

August 2016 Open Days

The Ministry of Defence has announced that there will be access to Imber in august as follows:
August 12th from 1800hrs (6pm) to September 5th at 0800hrs (8am)

The provisional plan is to open the church Sat 13th and Sun 14th August then Sat 20th through to Sun 4th September inclusive 1100 hours – 1600 hours daily. Please note that these open days are still provisional and may change.  We will advise here as soon as open days and times are confirmed.

 The London Routemaster Bus service from Warminster will run on Saturday 20th August.  Timetable to be advised.

St Gilestide Service

The annual St Gilestide Service will be held at the church on Saturday 3rd September at 3pm.  As there will be public access to Imber, there will be no need for an escorted convoy on this occasion.  We hope to see you there.

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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