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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Great morning out

My 10yr old son is learning about the war in school so we decided to go to Air Raid Shelters as we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
FellowTraveler776706
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good place to go

knowing a little about its history it was a great visit to get more indepth information as to how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart R
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Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local...more
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61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 10yr old son is learning about the war in school so we decided to go to Air Raid Shelters as we only live 10 minutes away. The shelters were great my son loved them. He enjoyed walking up and down all the tunnels and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

knowing a little about its history it was a great visit to get more indepth information as to how important the shelters were to the people of stockport and how they lived it was good to see what the facilitys were like ie: toilets ....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well thought out presentation of the original tunnels. Lots of info to view and listen too with option to listen to choose additional audio information on a range of related topics. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Thank Gwen M
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Gwen :-) what a great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although its a while since we went it’s a experience I will never forget.I remember thease shelters from my childhood days and and what brought it all home the horrible times that war brings. Walking through the shelters there was information about what the people...More

Thank Anthony169
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Anthony, we are very careful not to forget that the Shelters were a sanctuary during a very scary time, and we make sure we dont get flippant or upset people like yourself who lived through the War.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting local history, enjoyed it but was left expecting more! Surprised there wasn’t much more.More

Thank John O
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John, the tunnels stretch for nearly a mile but there are no lights in most of them. We do offer a variety of trips into the dark tunnels, separate Explorer tours for kids and for adults, photography and ghost tours. Keep an eye on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit! The tunnels were so evocative of the nation's great past, and it was hard to believe what our parents went through. Very moving. And the staff were were great as well.. knowledgeable, friendly and attentve. We were particularly impressed...More

Thank Steve J
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Steve, what a great review :-) I'll let Ruth know you had a good visit

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great evening trip down the air raid shelters with visitors from Canada, we all enjoyed the talk. I have been down before around Christmas with grandchildren, Santa at the end of the tunnel great fun and a good history lesson for kids.

Thank 677palf
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for a great review :-D isnt it great to do the Wartime Christmas Stocking event - searching for Santa in the Tunnels with the help of a good fairy and a grumpy elf :-)

Reviewed 29 August 2018

The air raid shelters, is a reminder of what people had to go through in our darkest hours between 1939 - 1945. It also make you realize that, if it wasn't for the air raid shelters, some of us would not be here now -...More

Thank Gunslinger_46
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you Gunslinger, we are very proud of our sympathetic signage and displays in the Tunnels and try to make sure we treat the subject with respect.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have visited the shelters a number of times. I find it fascinating. Even once I was acting in a prequel Star Wars film that was using the shelter for a scene from the film. You simply have to visit. It is very well organised.

Thank Michael R
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you Michael, what a great review! :-) did you get any photos of the filming? we would love to see them :-)

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant worth the trip out and finding the place. Very well presented gives you a real life feeling of how it would have been. Very clean to say you are in caves. You can do a extra tour in the week that’s out of bounds...More

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TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you Andrew, welove our quirky tunnels and like to show them off as much as possible :-) we have the podcatcher / audio guide tour, then you can visit for the childrens or adult explorer tour that goes into the unlit tunnels and we...More

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Response from TraceyP648 | Reviewed this property |
HI Roy I don't recall seeing any it's on a busy road. They have school tours so there must be? best to call them. Regards Tracey.
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