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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
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+44 1904 797935
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Interesting visit to a great place (we knew it was there thanks to tripadvisor) Anna, our guide, was truly passionate about her job. We learnt a lot with her. Visit 100... read more

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Badajoz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting visit to a great place (we knew it was there thanks to tripadvisor) Anna, our guide, was truly passionate about her job. We learnt a lot with her. Visit 100% recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the number 1 bus from the York train station to the "Carlton Tavern" stop in Acomb - a part of York. It was about a mile and a half from the station. The service runs about every 10 minutes £1.50 fare I think it was. The bunker is behind a modern block of flats. Parking space were v... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit, I was not over keen at my brother's choice for our 'monthly family day out' however, I was pleasantly surprised. The bunker is out of view off the main road but easily found with the satnav. The tour guide, Jake, was hilarious. He made the tour really good fun while keeping us updated with interesting facts and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was really good not just giving facts and figures but evoking the grim nature of the place without being tedious or repetative. The building itself is fascinating as to how the over pressure system works what would happen in the event of an attack the Spartan living conditions etc. But if you are not into this sort of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

viewing is via a guided tour and opening times are limited.However its well worth going if only to experience the conditions and sacrifices of the cold war. the guides are very informative and knowledgable. It can be stuffy in hot weather but that all part of the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fascinating guided tour around the Cold War Bunker by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. The bunker is tucked away in a residential area, with interesting exhibits. It was left exactly as it was when the volunteers left in 1945. If the worst had happened and we were faced with a nuclear attack, the Royal Observer Corps volunteers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cold War Bunker as a group of friends. Jake led the tour, which lasted around 1hr 15 minutes and gave a fascinating insight into the Royal Observer Corps and preparations for nuclear war. Jake was able to answer the group's questions and was an extremely engaging tour guide. I'd recommend this, but make sure to check out... More 

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Thank Eric H
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having joined English Heritage and spending a night in York we decided to visit the attraction on the way home. We were greeted by our tour guide Jake whose enthusiasm throughout the tour from beginning to end brought the attraction to life. I was a little worried our 13 year old daughter might not enjoy the tour but she was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dale was our guide and although he was new to the guide role at the bunker, he was a genuine and entertaining chap, and adopted a blended approach to delivering the information that appealed to young and old. Its 1-1.25 hour tour that is packed with insightful information. I've lived in York for over a decade and never knew the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden away just outside the city deep underground is part of history, that thank fully was never needed but it gives an insight into how a disaster would have been managed.

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