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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...more
We have waited for ages to make the visit which was well worth it. All the guides and everyone at the church was so kind and helpful. A bonus was all the old London buses so we had great views of the plains from the...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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