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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: 441904707935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a...

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 only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45.

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A must for those interested in the Cold War

I visited the York Cold War Bunker with a group of chaps who lived through the Cold War in the forces or in the power industry. We booked a group visit and were well rewarded for... read more

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I visited the York Cold War Bunker with a group of chaps who lived through the Cold War in the forces or in the power industry. We booked a group visit and were well rewarded for choosing this venue. There are many bunkers around the country they all had a specific job to do and they were all SECRET ----... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An unusual but interesting experience. An hours guided tour sharing insight and history of the cold war secrets as you go underground exploring the way of live in a bunker.

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Thank Tim B
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in York or the nearby area this is a must visit! It was a real eye opener and incredibly informative, our guide was excellent! The tour lasts around an hour, make sure you check before you go what times the tours start as you can only go around with a tour guide!

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Thank Zoe R
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to be the only people on our tour. Very impressed with our guide Jake who was a fountain of knowledge and very engaging to talk to. The bunker is excellently preserved and feels like it was decommissioned only yesterday. One of the better sites of this nature we have visited!

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Thank Ben C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fascinating an informative tour this was. Takes an hour which passes quickly as it is really interesting. The short ten minute film is excellent, dramatic but shows what was and could be in an effective way. Well done to the superve guides.

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Thank Jane H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my mum visited the cold war bunker today and I have to say it was my favourite attraction of the day! It was worth every penny! Jake was our tour guide and he was brilliant with a great sense of humour! He made the tour educational but fun at the same time! He really knows his stuff!! The... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lived near here foe 18 yrs and yet it was thought by locals to be a water tower. Chilling insight into history of Cold War . Excellent history lesson for teenagers

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Rowhedge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to the guide, Emily, who provided a very interesting tour of the bunker, giving a real insight as to what life may have been like if somebody, somewhere had pressed "The" button... It really was just as it was left, back in 1991, and indeed there was a slightly eerie feeling that the ROC would suddenly come back... More 

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Thank Jim W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Intresting place to visit , Quite an eerie experience when you think what it's purpose was , especially if you remember the paranoia around nuclear war in the 80's . Just to add , this place is giuded tours only and at set times , so well worth checking the website for times . The guide we had was very... More 

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Thank Gary R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those amazing finds on google maps. I had never heard of it along with our friends from York so they were happy to come along. It blew us away that this existed from 1961 to 1992 in relative secrecy and operated by mostly women. A comprehensive guided tour brought the Cold War back to life. I love these... More 

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