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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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A slice of history

I really enjoyed this for what it was; a slice of cold war history kept alive by a bunch of enthusiasts. It is by no means a super accurate reproduction of everything that would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Tom T
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Most enjoyable visit, took a good 2 hours to get round with plenty to see and do. An audio handset aided the visit giving an informative overview of the site. It isn't particularly well staffed in fact the only staff we came across were the two in the canteen that didnt seem all that friendly, alas that didn't spoil the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I showed up to this attraction on the back of the reviews. It is very poorly signposted. Anyway, when I arrived there seemed to be some kind of race event on. Fair enough I thought, I am just here to see the bunker. The security staff directing traffic in and out were totally useless. Three of them gave me totally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've attended the bunker twice now having enjoyed it so much the first time I returned with a friend, hey also enjoyed it. It bunker is not really staffed and on weekdays can be practically empty, I honk the atmosphere benefits greatly from the lack of bustle so would recommended attending on a week day if possible. The audio tour... More 

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Cooma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Secret Nuclear Bunker was interesting. The signs are a bit bossy, the canteen and shop is self-serve on weekdays. The staff who were there were there just ignored us. It is a self-guided tour with handsets and the commentary is is bit long winded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a really interesting place on the outskirts of Brentwood To start of its a SECRET bunker so yes you will find it in the middle of a field. It is signposted slightly, but there was hardly any point them building it where you would esily find it! It's owned by a relative of the person who the field... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to visit here after hearing a friend had visited and enjoyed it. We found it easy enough, but wondered if we had taken a wrong turn after we entered the field, it's a bit of a farm track but just keep going. You enter a deceptively looking small cottage/bungalow type building but once you enter it all become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited the secret bunker with son, nephew and friend today. It was one of the most interesting and informative places I have ever visited. So authentic and original and unique. It provoked so many questions, on all manner of issues. I'm sure the repercussions of the visit will stay with me. Having been in the services through the some... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this for what it was; a slice of cold war history kept alive by a bunch of enthusiasts. It is by no means a super accurate reproduction of everything that would have been, as others comment on, but it gives a feel of what life was prepared to be like had the worst happened. Thousands of signs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Just like usual myself and wife drop pin on google maps and go to the destination and find something to do. Well this was the best we have ever done, what a great piece of recent history to come across, especially as I lived through the fear of a nuclear fall out. Thank you to the owners. Just one bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The history behind this little unloved jewel in kelvedon does not have that many notices to say where it is but rather you seem to arrive on it, as it were. The entrance fee for a adult is £7 and children 5-16byrs is £5 car parking is free. You get a wand which you press a number and it will... More 

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