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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
01277 364 883
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Ranked #6 of 13 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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a cool escape for my 9 year old grandson and I during the storm laced heat wave. Self-guided with an audio tour (a little too verbose for me and lost him very quickly) there were lots of day to day items to see - and many to touch - as well as facts to glean about a nuclear... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very interesting place to visit especially for fans of military history. However if its ease to find is any indication of Britain's militaristic prowess, I'd be very worried.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I'd wanted to visit for a while and although not as expected it was an interesting insight into what thoughts must have been going through the establishment at the beginning of the cold war. It is somewhat creepy and the air is stale - but it is an underground bunker. Probably wouldnt go again but worth a trip while such... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having driven past the sign for this on many occasion, my partner and I decided we would have to finally visit. What a disappointment. From the start when you pick up the handsets, that you are told repeatedly by tatty signs that you must take, it slowly gets more depressing. There is threatening signage everywhere about how you are being... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well worth a visit - a really interesting day out if a little bit unsettling. We went on a weekday afternoon, and the bunker was deserted, which really added to the eerie atmosphere.

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Takeley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a really interesting few hours here with my friend and sister. We wandered around the bunker and used the audio tour as a guide. The bunker is well recreated and most stuff isn't locked behind screens etc so you can really get up close and personal. I will say it's pretty morbid in an interesting kind of way... not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've wanted to visit here for years after seeing the flyers at other touristy places and finding myself with a free day off, I drove over to investigate. The tour is a self guided style using a headset that you play a indicated areas to hear information. The audio tour is superb and offers a real insight into the life... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day here, exploring the place. The honesty box system and the fact that it isn't really polished and organised just adds to the experience. In a normal museum everything would be a replica, but here you get the feeling it looks and feels just as it was- a little gem, frozen in time. The cafe was a... More

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Colchester, UK
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our first visit to a nuclear bunker. Its the biggest one we have been to still. Was looking tired in places, but was extensive, informative and enjoyable. I hope it gets the funding it needs as it would be sad to see this slide. The tour handsets are a must to get the most out of it.

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west sussex
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Dispite the numerous bad reviews on here we decided to visit and were pleasantly surprised! What a great time we had. Yes it was a bit dark and dreary in the bunker but that just adds to the "end of the world " feeling. Full of history, you could almost imagine that a nuclear bomb had been dropped on the... More

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