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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Address: Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01277 364 883
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Not being a history buff I wasn't sure how interesting I would find this. But I actually thought it was very good. Yes we had a few problems with the wands but managed to get ones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My eldest grandson had a piece of work to do for him schooling which was to do with exploring and adventure. My son found this facility as a god place to let the eight year olds' imagination to run wild. I had been involved in a facility of this type in my working life and was enthusiastic about our visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great way to spend a couple of hours or so. Meant to visit this place for several years before I did, shouldn't have waited so long. Fascinating, eerie, sobering, awesome and several other adjectives can be used to describe it. Pick up one of the wands at the entrance (gives you an audio tour at your own pace) so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not being a history buff I wasn't sure how interesting I would find this. But I actually thought it was very good. Yes we had a few problems with the wands but managed to get ones that worked in the end. I took a 12 and 14 year old and we spent a couple of hours here, without them I... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is frightening to see what could have happened if this country suffered a nuclear attack during the cold war period. Frightening also that it could still be brought into service if necessary as there are still a lot of nuclear weapons about and possibly people about mad enough to use them! I liked the fact that the bunker was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An interesting visit was had by us all - we are a family of 5 including 2 teenagers and an 8 year old. You walk around with a radio wand, tapping in the relevant numbers as you move through the bunker. It is a very fascinating commentary that you hear and quite sobering to learn how life would have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You will not believe it...standing above a secret nuclear bunker? NO WAY! You walk into a small house...and bam...entrance to the secret bunker. Takes you through different areas which you can explore. There is a magic wand that plays recordings explaining the different spots you encounter. Great souvenir shop at the end! You have to pay a small fee to... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a real place that existed all ready and prepared for a nuclear attack. Although a little rundown and a little messy at some places this place really intrigued me. Short film shows inside the bunker and the hand sets explains things well as to how the equipments work, who will be in charge, how the important messages will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Intresting place, but so poorly looked after, so full of junk just piled up, so unloved. Find another bunker and visit that. Note to the owner, hire a skip and start again. Could be amazing. Currently not worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a brilliant place to visit. I have now been 3 times, and each time learn something different. & each time I leave, I know I'll be back to take more family / friends.

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Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Secret Nuclear Bunker of Kelvedon Hatch is well worth a visit. It´s very impressive to see how the British Government and Military thought to survive a nuclear attack.

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