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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane
CM14 5TL

Inside a rural bungalow nestling in the Essex countryside lies the twilight world of the Government Cold War. Behind the blast screens that protect this bungalow is the entrance to an amazing labyrinth of rooms built into a hillside, encased in 10 feet thick reinforced concrete 75 feet underground.

This is where devolved central government and military commanders would have run the region had the UK been attacked and nuclear war broken out. Built in great secrecy and under strict, military security the local villagers and contractors alike knew nothing of what was concealed in this hillside or how it would be used.

Now you have the chance to see the three phases of the Bunker's life. From its role with the RAF where the overall tactical controller would react to a nuclear attack from Britain's enemies, through to its role as Regional Government HQ when there could have been up to 600 personnel, possibly including the Prime Minister organising the survival of the civilian population in the aftermath of nuclear war.

See for yourself this bunker with its own water supply and electricity generators, BBC Studio, radar room and the scientists' room where nuclear fall out patterns would be plotted.

General Information:

  • Shop

  • Refreshments

  • Free car parking

  • Picnic area, beautiful woodland

  • High Rope course

  • quads,water zorb,kaving etc

  • No lifts in bunker

  • Toilet Facilities

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  • Directions

    By Car:
    From the A128 Ongar to Brentwood road at Kelvedon Hatch.
    gps users CM15 0LA

    By Train:
    Nearest rail stations are Brentwood or Shenfield. Taxis available (7 miles).

    By Tube:
    Central Line to Debden, Theyden Bois or Epping. Taxis available (7 miles).

    By Bus:
    SM Coaches route 21

    Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker Postcode for SatNav: CM14 5TL


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