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the lost Church of the plains

interesting. history hanging on by a fingernail only preserved by those dedicated people calling... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Shaun G
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Atherton, United Kingdom
via mobile
A poignant place

This wonderful church has managed to survive despite being surrounded by a military training ground... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Pete C
,
Warminster, United Kingdom
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St Giles Church, Imber is in the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain. The village was evacuated in 1943 and has not been lived in since. The village is in the middle of a military training area on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. The British Army only allow access to Imber during published days during the year.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Imber, England
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

interesting. history hanging on by a fingernail only preserved by those dedicated people calling themselves the friends of St Giles. difficult to get to and only accessible a few days every year but worth planning a trip

Thank Shaun G
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This wonderful church has managed to survive despite being surrounded by a military training ground since the village was evacuated in 1943. Now being looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust it has slowly been brought back to life with many of its historic features...More

Thank Pete C
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visits to Imber, the abandoned village are limited by the MOD, usually a weekend in August and for a few church services at other times of the year. Therefore, careful planning is required to find out when the village is open. Thankfully, the open dates...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The MOD grants public access to the area around Imber on only a few days a year. Organised trips usually start in Warminster but we went independently along the well-surfaced single track road from Gore Cross on the A360. You must stay on the road...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited on ImberBus day. That's the day 20+ London Routemaster buses run trips between Warminster, Imber and other places on Salisbury Plain. Imber is a sad place, with memories of all the displaced residents, given just 47 days to leave so the MoD could...More

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

So at last we have visited the village of Imber and the church of St. Giles. This was a weekend when visits have been arranged where one can visit the church and the surrounding areas by Routemaster buses from Warminster station. August bank holiday weekend....More

Thank Cat C
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Sad reminder of those displaced during WW2. Imber and the surrounding ranges are amazing, wrecked tanks etc littering the landscape. This church must be visited! (Check with MoD when open)

Thank jamesthefirstand6
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Happened to spot this was open to the public and finally got to visit. Really interesting walk around the village looking at the buildings. Was a nice sunny day so we were able to have a picnic by the church. Inside the church was old...More

Thank Claire F
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great afternoon spent nosing about. A bit of a shame so much has been removed from this deserted village, but all the same, interesting for the kids and grown ups. It was so busy over the Christmas break, it was nice to see others who...More

Thank lauratwomey-hunt
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Imber Village is only open at a few times during the year, check out their website, but is well worth the visit to see the rarely available village now used by the Army for FIBUA (fighting in built up areas) training. The village itself is...More

Thank Phil H
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Response from Jax S | Reviewed this property |
11am to 4pm. More information can be found on their website. Search for Imber Village. Enjoy!
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