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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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+44 1277 364883
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Enthralling!

After 27 years of living in the area, I decided to visit! Really interesting, vast underground building/bunker eerily concealed by a detached house in the woods. Could do with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rich l
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After 27 years of living in the area, I decided to visit! Really interesting, vast underground building/bunker eerily concealed by a detached house in the woods. Could do with a little more money spent on it as it feels a bit tired and lost in the 90s but worth a trip if you're in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The history behind Kelvedon Hatch is amazing but when you actually visit and look around the installation you can't believe what is actually hiding away underground. It was nearly a 3 hour drive from Nottingham but it was worth every minute. In fact I'm hoping to go again during the next few months.

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Thank Kieron F
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very eerie day and night. Have visited during the day and took part in a ghost hunt one night. A bit of a hidden gem as you wouldn't know it was there but then I suppose that was the point!

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Thank Carole H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing look into the past. You enter through what looks like a house but once in you encounter a massive bunker. There is an entrance fee of £7 per adult which is payable at the end via an honesty box which is a strange but lovely idea. The cafe/shop works in the same way, you get your own food/drink... More 

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Thank Sue C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the bunker with family. The bunker was far bigger than i expected inside. The tour was very informative- led by hand held radios.The dressing up box was a fun and unexpected discovery. The staff I did encounter in the canteen didn't come across overly friendly but this would be my criticism. Well worth a visit for a totally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating Loved the experience; really interesting and enlightening Particularly having grown up in the Cold war. Would highly recommend

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Thank Paul C
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great family day out, and kept two teenage boys interested. It was unfortunately not the easiest place to navigate once on site, and was almost completely unmanned. Payment was made after the visit, and signs were up everywhere describing charges for everything. This is included £5 to take photos, which was excessive, and charges for turning back... More 

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Thank Michael B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the bunker to be an interesting attraction to visit There are, in my opinion, a few improvements that could be made. Firstly, I really don't understand why it is made essential to take the audio tour. Outside it gives prices for both but then signs are laid out inside increasingly emphasising that you *must* collect an audio device.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place gave an insight in how far we have come in the world of computers.It was sort of interesting but not something I'd go out of my way to see.Lots a steps also damp and sort of airless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently after knowing knowing about the place for years, we were all glad we went. This is a great place to learn about some of our history. It is really nice that you can roam around without people keeping an eye on you. I csnnot believe that there are still insittutes that work on a honesty basis, it is... More 

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