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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (25th March - October 31st): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour from 10am, on the hour every hour. No need to book!
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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

English Heritage site at York, not the easiest place to find without Sat. Nav but well worth it. Guided tours only which are on the hour and last about an hour. Very informative guide who seemed to thoroughly enjoy his job.

Thank RhonaandChris
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was excellent, sharing information of a quite hopeless job to be done in the cold war times. Was signposted Shelley house, but local people helped us to find the location.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s a guided tour and the guide I had was a real fountain of knowledge who really did manage to pass on interesting information about what to many is a very dark time in our history. The actual Tour last about 50 mins starting on...More

Thank mike b
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here with my wife. It is not well sign posted and is very near to residential properties. The property is only open for tours which I think are on the hour. The member of staff who conducted the tour was very enthusiastic and...More

Thank ExiledDonkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful tour around York Cold War bunker, which is an incredibly well preserved example of a Royal Observer Corps bunker. My tour guide was Kate, who was incredibly knowledgable, put us all at ease and really communicated how important the bunkers work was...More

Thank ElWaffle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only learned of this site whilst planning activites for a few days stay in York, having been to Hack Green near Nantwich we were looking forward to see how this compared. It is not as large as Hack Green and you don't get to see...More

Thank Sween63
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First think I must say is check the tour times. They are on the hour from 10:00am. We arrived arrived and had a 40 minute wait, so we went round the corner for a drink. The wait was well worth it. The bunker is just...More

Thank zebb747
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loves learning about WW1/WW2 so this was an obvious choice for a place to visit as were already members. They have your times which when we went was surprised that quite a few people were waiting to go in. It was interesting and...More

1  Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awkward to find same road as housing but definitely worth a visit, guide well informed, can't believe we were so ignorant as to what would happen if there was s nuclear attack

Thank fshudson54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only bunker left of its type complete with all the original contents as they were when the bunker was decommissioned in 1991. Entry is by guide only every hour and our guide was brilliant - very knowledgeable and entertaining. This is a...More

Thank Chris-and-Liz-B
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milnealison6cows2018
July 4, 2018|
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Response from HVetinari | Reviewed this property |
Yes!
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Alison B
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
Check English Heritage website, and you can walk there from York town centre
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JLE41
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Stephen R | Property representative |
Hi, the Bunker will still only be open at the Weekends until the end of March - then it will be open from Wed-Sun all through the Summer. Thanks, Steve
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