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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
01277 364 883
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: It was a pleasure to visit the "top secret nuclear bunker" and it really is top secret! A scary yet facinating place to tour, giving a feel of the... more »
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

DO NOT MISS THIS! Always interested but driven past. Popped in to kill time. Loved every minute. If you lived through this era or are interested, look no further! Awesome trip! Cash Only!! Well worth a visit!

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited on a rainy August day and was not disappointed. It is quite amazing that this bunker exists under the small cottage and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to see it. For £16 for the family it is very good value for an attraction that will keep you busy for 2 - 3 hours. Use a little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had driven past the bunker many times, and finally made time to visit - and well worth it too. The entry (exit!) price includes an audio tour, which is excellent. As well as the tour, there are several short films to view on the way around - worth viewing. So, allow 2 hours for the tour. This is a... More

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Worcester Park, null, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I visited in August 2014, we had both worked in telecomunications, so found the displays and equipment very interesting, bringing back many memories! Although this was school holiday time, the place was virtualy empty, which added to the eerie feeling when walking around! We were glad that we had the chance to visit and would definately recommend... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was one of those who served at The Bunker from 1954 to 1956. I have visited the bunker in recent times and I have to say that it is a great shame that the original reason for its existance is sadly overlooked. Until it was changed to the atomic hideout, the bunker was the first line of defense for... More

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Wickford, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

while the kids were rope running. Mike and I visited the bunker. what an interesting place, build to house 600 people in the event of a nuclear war it really opened ones eyes to what life would have been like. I would rather not survive a war.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Have driven past the sign many times and made the visit last week. We spent 2 hours there using the hand-held audio guides and watching a couple of videos. Although they have provided a 'look out for.....guide' for children I would say it's more appropriate for people over 40 who can remember some of the events in recent history for... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

went with husband daughter and 1 teenage grandson to the nuclear bunker not really knowing what to expect but we had a really interesting time, you pick up a handset as you set off and it relates information to you as you reach different sections and there is loads of equipment to look at and also government information films to... More

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Holbeach, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Not something you see everyday....a decommissioned ex-Government nuclear bunker, open to the public to view. If history's your thing, and particularly if you're a certain age so you remember the 80s and the days when the Cold War was at its height, you'll get a lot out of this experience. The commentary on the wands was great, the place made... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A really great place to visit. Definitely worthwhile to look around. It has the feeling that people have just upped and left. An eerie feeling. My children loved exploring this site and even better when pouring with rain outside.

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