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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The main purpose of my visit to Stockport was to explore the Hat Museum, and although I had read a bit about this place previously, I was blown away by how fascinating this attraction was and for me it edged it over the former. The Stockport air raid shelters are a system of almost 1 mile of underground air raid... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was an interesting visit and was an education as to how life must have been during the war. The accommodation to say the least was basic and the atmosphere with people smoking must have been horrendous. Toilets and medical facilities were also not the best. I am old enough to remember outside toilets but these were luxurious compared to... More

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Glasgow
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A maze of tunnels left pretty much as they were during ww2. Audio guide included in price was informative without being boring, plenty of extras to listen too if you wanted to. Eery at times. A must for anyone interested in this type of thing. You wouldn't believe what was hidden behind the facade!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Gives you a real glimpse on how things used to be during the war and a good educational visit for children.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a hidden gem in Stockport and a must see. You get to truly understand what life was like during the air raids in Stockport without glamorising the war. If you are in Stockport, whether a local or a visitor you've got to visit the Air Raid Shelters

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have lived in Stockport for 30years and have not realised what a fantastic venue we have right on our doorstep. You really feel what it would have been like during the war, and just how scary it must have been when bombs were being dropped all around. A word of warning if you plan on visiting, it is cold... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a fascinating venue this was! And how ingenious were the British of that era. A living piece of history for sure. It was well worth the effort to see and feel and sense the resolve of the people of a nation at war. It was quite moving to think of the conditions simply to stay alive. This is living... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Would recommend this to do if the weather is poor. On this tour you go around the various underground shelter tunnels and using a audio guide box you can find out useful information by swiping it against the various information points underground. It's a little cold and damp as you would expect so i'd recommend wearing a coat and sensible... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

came here all the way frm blackpool after seeing it on the website it was well worth the long train journey all 3 kid age 14 7 and 18 months didnt want to leave so many intersting facts to see here

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good historic venue, gives an insight to what it was like in the war. Don't go in best shoes it is quite damp and can get cold the further you go into the caves. You can get a three venue ticket from the Staircase Cafe which entitles you to go to the Staircase Cafe, Air Raid Shelters and Bramhall Hall,... More

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