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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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A fantastic piece of history

We went in January with our 5 and 8 year olds. I never knew that this was here despite growing up in the area myself. We are home schooling so wanted a fun interactive way to talk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went in January with our 5 and 8 year olds. I never knew that this was here despite growing up in the area myself. We are home schooling so wanted a fun interactive way to talk about the history of the Second World War with our children. In short, it's a must go for every child. To be able... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

took a school trip of yr 6 children. Fab experience of how the air raid shelters where used, children loved it.

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Hull
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a self guided tour with audio device. It was informative and gave a good sense of reality of the war years. The staff were helpful and friendly and gave us all the information we asked / needed. It was a clearly organised attraction that keeps the past alive.

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Thank Gary F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They don't take card payment which seems madness for a popular attraction but would have liked to see the air raid shelters.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Stockport all my life (which is quite a long time) and never knew about the miles of tunnels I was walking over! Fascinating, atmospheric, evening tour with a great tour guide.

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Thank Sarah D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just brings home the conditions of those families and friends in the Blitz years in Stockport. Really well explained for aduylts and children. Found it a fscinating visit - time well spent.

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Thank Mikeatthemic
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth seeing how people we talk on during air raids. Some had to stay there for very long periods the people who show you around make it very real. Some places are quite frightening.

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Thank kathravenscroft
Stockport
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very interesting and easy to imagine being in these air raid shelters with several thousand other people during WWII. It comprises tunnels dug out of the sandstone rock under Stockport. The tunnels are head height so no bending or crawling is required. Expertly restored but can be draughty (as that was how it would be)

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Thank GPStrekker
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a unique one off experience. The natural sand stone on which Stockport is built saved so many lives during WW2. The tunnels were created so that people could take safe refuge when the bombers were flying overhead and dropping their load over Stockport and Manchester. Some of the facilities are still intact and visible, so it really... More 

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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here - quite a short visit but very interesting and the audio tour was excellent. Would recommend

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