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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Address: Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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You need a good sat.nav. to find it, being a state secret! When you have it is a really interesting tour.It is buried deep underground and not for the claustrophobic though the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Peter W
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Meopham, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place. We were slightly bemused at the car park, having driven past paint balling, off roading, high ropes etc and wondered what on earth we could be going to see with three teenagers in tow. Great time though. Its a massive underground bunker just left as though people walked out taking very little with them. Pay at the end... More 

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You need a good sat.nav. to find it, being a state secret! When you have it is a really interesting tour.It is buried deep underground and not for the claustrophobic though the tunnels and walkways are quite wide and open. It is a museum of outdated technology that lasted until the 1990's.Even old Amstrad computers were in use.It was half... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather difficult to find, using the postcode only takes you to the wrong place. But once we found this we had a very interesting time, with stops to read and watching most if the short films along with the use of a 'wand' which has a lot of prerecorded information to listen to we spent four hours here. Paying in... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only found out about this last week. It really was interesting and quite amazing that all of that is below the surface. The audio commentary is really informative although the voice sounds like somebody from the 1940's. Lots of interesting facts and worth the 2 hours spent there.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting with a group having known such places in UK and abroad from another angle. It must be a daunting complex place to operate, especially when reliant upon volunteers. The wands used for commentary are a good method of making sure that there is an accurate person count, since it was a large facility on 3 levels, with... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational. Loved following the trail and it was informative and funny at times. You could really imagine the place buzzing with activity if the time came to use it I thought it might be claustrophobic but it wasn't. Fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this place doesn't half make a change from the National Trust snoozefests of my youth. £7 in with a humorous, informative and (most importantly) well measured audio guide as you explore 3 levels of cold war paranoia. Its like a level on Timesplitters, only minus is there isn't quite enough grisliness, would have liked more information on cabin fever... More 

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Watford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very different. Cold war bunker open to the public. Very good value and a really atmospheric place. 200 feet underground with artifacts from the cold war period when Russia was going to bomb the west. £7 An adult which you pay into an honesty box. You get a recorded message that is informative and delivered with humour. Well worth a... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chillingly remeniscent of my teen yeArs and the Cuban missile crisis. Expressed without real hope but Maybe we would have survived. The organisation was awesome The futility real , artifacts. Set the scene . Dismal! Worth visiting for the time warp factor.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really interesting place ! But it so needs a clean and tidy up and a bit of money spent on it ! The two I assume staff in the canteen were brusque to the point of rudeness ! There wasnt a smile or welcome to be seen , maybe some people like the weirdness of it all... More 

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