I stumbled across the details for this site whilst browsing the internet one day (I had recently developed a bit of an obsession with the Cold War), and once I'd calmed down a bit I immediately booked a weekend in York to visit.
The bunker is very eerie - it's situated around the back of some new flats so really does kind of stick out. The tour is led by a guide, I don't think you can just walk around, but this is extremely helpful as you learn about things you'd probably pay no attention to, or even noticed.
A particular highlight was seeing the old technology, particularly the AWDRY machine, and the surprisingly basic, but presumably effective methods that the country would have used should WWIII have arrived. The bunker is, as you would expect, very 'cold' inside; as you'd expect a concrete box to be I suppose. It's very difficult to get down on here the atmosphere inside but through the exhibits and tour you really can get a sense of what it would have been like to man the stations if the need ever arose.
If in doubt, go anyway. I suspect you'll love it too. I can't wait to go back.
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