York Cold War Bunker

Price guide: Mid-range

Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT

Price guide: Mid-range

York Cold World Bunker buried in the city suburbs.
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By David Cawley, your York expert

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Expert review of York Cold War Bunker

York is full of historic sites, but none more unusual or more chilling than this one.

An usual mound and steel building within a York suburb hides a frightening reminder of just how close the world was to self destruction in recent times. In active service from the 1960’s, more than 50 scientists and trained civilians would have lived and worked here coordinating operations pre and post a Soviet nuclear attack. Today, entering through the blast-proof doors and down into the preserved labyrinth of underground rooms, this is a still alarming insight into the once secret world of armageddon management.

Price advice: 

Adults £6.00, concessions £5.40, children £3.60. Members of English Heritage enter for free.
Accepts Yorkshire Pass (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).

Expert tips: 
Timed guided tours take around an hour to complete.
The telephone number here is shared with Clifford’s Tower.
Some 2.4km (1.5 miles) from the city centre, opt to take bus number 1 from the Railway Station. See my [node:174615] page for more information.

More information on York Cold War Bunker:

Price guide:
Historic site, Museum
Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT
+44 1904 646 940
Months open:
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Opening times:
Sat-Sun only. 10am-4pm (Last tour 3pm).
Free tags / Keywords:
Cold War, Nuclear, Bunker

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