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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Sale, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were booked on one of the longer tours of this amazing rabbit warren, tunnelled into Stockport's sandstone bedrock. A clever, innovative solution to the need to provide protection for Stockport's citizens, against bombing during the Second World War. Our two tour guides played the event like a 40's comedy duo. Although a bit of a surprise initially, this approach... More

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Portugal Cove, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

it took us back to our younger days how we lived through it i dont know ,but we did it is well worth the visit ,the young ones of today have no idea how we lived like we did ,it made us realise how lucky we were

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

rocked the house! saw went and was enthralled. its like another world , friendly guides, lots of cool stuff. bit dark, amazing atmosphere!!!!!!!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

How do you protect your town people from Nazi bombing? A clever solution which is well preserved. Audio tour gives you lots of extra information. Can recommend also lunch at the Stockport Plaza and Hat Museum for a full day trip!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know this place existed until a few hours before arriving (Aug 29th). I am so pleased not to have missed such a treasure. It is informative and interesting for people of all ages. The ladies who run the shop and sell the tickets were delightful personalities and happy at the work. They had anecdotal comments (about the ladies... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited with family. This is a great exhibit for anyone with primary school kids who are doing their WWII history project.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Me and my husband took our 7 year old here and we all enjoyed it. The staff on reception had a lot of time for our little boy and were very informative. There was a lot to learn throughout the tour about WW2 and the shelter itself, and it has all been well preserved, from the toilets to the medical... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Great break from shopping! Would definitely recommend an hour's visit if you're in the centre. Staff are very helpful and liven the experience as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This well preserved historical site gives a feeling for what it must have been like to live in Stockport during the days or the Battle of Britain. The tunnels are in good shape with many artifacts from the war still in place. The audio tour is first-rate and allows for the user to go deeper into the histories and first-person... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. The ladies on Reception were friendly and informative and shared several anecdotes that made us smile. The audio guides were very good indeed and definitely added to the experience. Street signage is lacking and we would have bought a book about the Shelters if one had been available. Apparently there used to be one but it... More

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