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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Totally authentic

We spent an hour and a half walking down tunnels cut out of the sandstone to shelter people during the blitz. Many of the bunkbeds and the original toilets are still there. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour and a half walking down tunnels cut out of the sandstone to shelter people during the blitz. Many of the bunkbeds and the original toilets are still there. The audio tour was excellent. It was packed with factual information and real life accounts of the experiences of people who lived through the war.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Finally I have done this tour, not a long tour but informative, being a genuine Air Raid shelter it doesn't take much imagination to get a feeling of what they must gone have through, audio equipment to inform you about each section and souvenir shop at the entry, good visit and cheap entrance fee. Good educational tool for the young.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband saw this on a tv programme and added it to the list of places we had to visit, I was a little unsure and when we decided to go it was also Mothers Day.... But on arrival the staff were fantastic and very helpful and gave us our little audio gadgets and off we went to a little... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I visited the Air Raid Shelters with my husband. So much information into the way people came here for safety. The audio system was brilliant. Its also a great place for school children some of whom were looking round when we were there, to learn about war time.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had been to the shelters some years ago but I had not remembered them as so interesting - I think they have been revamped recently. Certainly I found the whole experience well worth while - the audio guide is excellent - not too long to be boring but with enough information to be informative - including memories from people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I remember coming here with my when I was in Year 6. It was so educational and I remember everything so clearly. It's not something you'd forget! I was so frightened as I was only 10. It just shocked me that so many people on the World Wars could fit down these tiny passages. I absolutely loved it here and... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Probably one of the best kept secrets of Greater Manchester, these tunnels were where the people of StocKport would shelter while the Luftwaffe bombed Manchester and Stockport in Blitz. It was amazing how life in these tunnels mirrorEd the life they had outside. The most poignant experience is when they turn out the lights. This is one attraction that will... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having lived in Stockport all my life, I had never been to the air raid shelters. My daughter had been on a school trip & really enjoyed the experience, so I took my three children along in the summer holidays. We LOVED it. The staff were fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable. We did a self-guided tour with an audio-guide you wore... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I suppose that a series of tunnels created to provide shelter during the blitz is just that and interesting to see but not much of a museum experience, We were pleased to have visited but not the most amazing or entertaining experience

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the afternoon I spent with the kids at the air raid shelter in Stockport. It is not an expensive outing and you can get an offer on entry to various days out in Stockport. It is not a big space, but there is plenty to keep the kids occupied. The handsets used on the tour are interesting, describing... More 

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