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A must-visit reminder of recent history

The Odeon is an imposing and sinister looking building, made even more so when you read about the history. At the time of our visit, the door was unlocked so we were lucky enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ScaryCanary
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Surrey
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Surrey
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Odeon is an imposing and sinister looking building, made even more so when you read about the history. At the time of our visit, the door was unlocked so we were lucky enough to walk round inside and get a more complete experience. It's a lot smaller inside than you'd think. As ever when exploring these old buildings, take... More 

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Buckinghamshire England
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On one of the highest points on the island, it stands out. There are many WWII site on Alderney but this is a little different. Make sure you get a key from the Wildlife Trust in St Anne.

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Rockbeare, Devon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We visited Alderney last week, the weather was lovely so the views from The Odeon were stunning, you have to collect the key from the wildlife shop in St Anne's.

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Don't go with children. Near a frightening cliff surrounded by v dangerous overgrown bunkers. Great place to visit especially for bird photos as you are above them. The gorse has got some good birds and you can get close to them. Kestrels, sparrow hawks, hobbies all seen above. Remote chance of Dartford Warbler and Red Footed Falcon. Gyr, Bonnellis and... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

There are an extraordinary number of Second World War fortifications on Alderney and this is one of the most commanding and sinister looking. There are great views from the site and it is surrounded by spectacular countryside with many interesting and rare plants growing which in turn support much wildlife.

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Thank Fiona c
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is one hell of a building. I thought it was very spooky and would not like to visit at night time!

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Wirral
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

An interesting piece of architecture with many other finds in the immediate area, Worth spending time looking around.

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Aptly named because of the shape but a rather forbidding piece of grey concrete high up which was a German naval range-finding tower. Can see it best from the railway or from walking beside the track. Close to the Longis Nature Reserve Trail.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great looking relic from the occupation years of WWII. Access is not permitted, but the views from this site are spectacular.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When the Germans took over Alderney in WW2, they built and built and built. Most of these were concrete bunkers, but the Odeon is this immense fort/lookout perched on a hill overlooking the harbors. It is very interesting to walk around and imagine what the german soldiers must have felt while they were there.

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