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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
Phone Number: 0161-474-1940
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Gimme Shelter!

Fascinating stepping back in time a couple of generations to the second world war and Stockport citizens sheltering from enemy bombs. Primitive living conditions but must have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Paul H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating stepping back in time a couple of generations to the second world war and Stockport citizens sheltering from enemy bombs. Primitive living conditions but must have been great to feel safe. A real history lesson for us and for some of our older fellow visitors it was a trip down memory lane.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great learning experience with very knowledgeable staff. Very impressive spot in the Manchester area, and something we should always remember.

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Thank Nakul M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today with my husband and my son aged 9 and my daughter aged 7. Our first ever visit to the air raid shelter!! Its was absolutely fantastic and we loved it. We could go around in our own time at our own pace. Photography is allowed which was a bonus. Cannot wait to book the extended tour. Would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been several years since I last went to Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Seemed perfect when youngest son said he had a school project to do on WWII. Only had too pay for adults Really improved the tour. The family loved it. Well worth visiting.

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1 Thank Derek W
Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the once month tour at 7.30 in the evening which has up to 25 visitors and takes you into the tunnels and last around 2 hours which includes a audio / visual show. Quite eye opening with the stories told by the husband and wife guides. But all the tunnels look the same with the odd toilet... More 

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Thank Dave J
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real gem that, as a Stopfordian, I am rightly proud of. There is a real contrast between the late 20th century attraction (simply the unkempt, neglected hole in the ground it'd been left as, post war) to the well maintained and informative attraction it is today. You are free to explore the individual rooms - the canteen, the clinic... More 

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1 Thank Simon B
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and i visited the air raid shelters some years ago found it very interesting. surprised no one as ever thought of doing santa's grotto down there As for the air raid shelters i remember going in these as a kid when you could get in them before the motorway was built then i think someone had knocked a... More 

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Thank redtrout2015
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Most of the shelters are open to the general public, but if you book a private party you get the full tour, deeper into the shelters than normal, grate history trip with lots of tablous and mock situations, worth the money to see what our parents went through... easy to navigate just follow the arrows. The shelters are about 400meters... More 

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Thank Mark J
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Very interesting and stimulating, great educational value to help understand what went on many moons ago. Not a full day out but a good hour or two dependant on how much you want to read.

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Thank kangarilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Got an hour to kill in the town centre this was a very interesting visit and incite into war time Stockport the engineering skills that went into the miles of tunnels below Stockport are amazing and well worth a visit could do with being able to explore more or the tunnels but this can be done on a more in... More 

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