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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love this place, I have been several times over the years and more recently taken my 7 year old son during the "festival of flowers" remembrance weekend. He found the place a little dark and not quite what he'd expected; but after explaining the importance of the place and the purpose it had served, he had a better understanding.... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

They don't like signposting the cultural attractions in stockport so it took a while for us to find this place, it's tucked away behind the Merseygate shopping mall. It is worth finding though as it's a real treasure trove of local history. I had never realised that there was an underground network of tunnels that were used as air raid... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited the shelters with my mother (who is a Senior) who was more worried about messing up her hair as we had to wear helmets :) We had booked the guided tour beforehand and I'm glad we did as I think we got so much more indepth information. It was fascinating imagining how it must have been for people back... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fantastic visit, lived in Stockport as a youth and never realised what was under my feet! Great tour and very atmospheric, worth a visit

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Been here a few times. Give's a real taste of what local residents had to put up with during the Manchester Blitz . Friendly staff. Did you know that there are 2 other large air raid shelters in Stockport though? (these are not open to the public though)

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leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

really enjoyed this place .well worth a visit for all ages . Not sure if there is anything like this . Book the guided tour before you go .

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

visited the shelters today,lovely welcoming staff. lovely gift shop. reasonable admission,the self guided tour takes you into a labyrinth of hidden tunnels carved by hand into the hlilside,hard to imagine it was once full to bursting during nightly bombing raids, but its well represented and well worth a visit, i loved it

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A well-designed audio tour around part of the warren of tunnels hidden beneath Stockport town centre. I found the audio tour worked very well - the handset was easy to use and allowed you to listen to as much or as little as you wanted and recreated sounds and voices from the war, which really brought the experience to life.... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Today we decided as a family to take a trip out to see the air raid shelters and looked on the website for information and directions. On the website it stated that the shelters were closed for one day which was 2 days before we went. When we arrived we were told that the shelters were closed, but we could... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a very interesting place to visit and gives an interesting and graphic view of what the population had to put up with because of the bombing that went on during the war.

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