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“Definately worth a visit!”

Imber Range Perimeter Path
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The ex village of Imber is only open to the public on certain days of the year. Don't expect to see original buildings from the eviction during World War Two, as many have been subsequently rebuilt for M.O.D. training purposes. However, the old church (St Giles) is a must and there are photographs of how the original village once looked within.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to imber yesterday. The church was good and interesting to look about in there they had loads of information on how the village looked in its hey day and judging by the pictures it looked absolute stunning. each person got 12 and 6 for their house no matter what size it was. Many of the graves in the church yard are in disrepair and few original building are left in imber.when walking about imber its hard to imagen that it was once a village as there are no boundary's like gardens attached.it is on the whole a interesting place though and worth a visit.The views across the plains on the way to imber is worth the trip alone.

2  Thank Sarahh672
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This village was evacuated in order to be used for military training. The residents were given very little time to leave, and imagined that they would soon be allowed to return.

There are a few original buildings still standing here; family homes with their crests still in tact, as well as an old church which is a delight to visit. At the other end of the scale there are a selection of recently made buildings to emulate a modern town setting for military training. I couldn't help but notice that one of the doors had 'REDRUM' scrawled across it! The contrast is stark, and it was a bit scary walking around with all of the "DON'T LEAVE THE PATH" and "DON'T TOUCH SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS" signs every two metres. People still ignored them, though.

The Imber range is closed for most of the year as it is still used for live fire training, but there are special opening hours at Christmas and public holidays. The church is open at those times, and serves tea and biscuits.

4  Thank Maccath
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Imber Church

If you wish to visit Imber Church, check opening times on their website or sign up for their newsletter as it is only open during certain days.

We found the plain easily enough using SatNav and asked the man on the gate where the church was. We had to follow the road through the army training ground for approximately 3 miles until we came to the church. Look out for the tanks and houses used for training purposes.

The church itself is interesting to look around. We did, however, expect that it would look like it did when it was abandoned and that the pews would still be in situ but we found several tables set up like a village fete - some with honey and jams for sale and some with plants for sale. There are some information leaflets to purchase and you can walk around the churchyard to look at the graves.

Disappointed that more of the village does not remain but we are pleased we managed to visit the church.

2  Thank JerseyGirl1981
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

ive lived on the plain all my live and the imber path is the best,miles from anywhere in gods country...not to be missed

4  Thank mrgrenade
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