Wiltshire's Secret Underground Bunkers, Abandoned Building & Weird History

A list of underground bunkers beneath Wiltshire, as well as news on the county's strangest news, including the unexplained, abandoned buildings, and secret places.

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  • Underground Hideout For Sale In Wiltshire Could Be Your New Secret Lair

    August 11, 2019 5:00 PM

    Poulton Quarry in Bradford on Avon is being put up for auction in Wiltshire next month and if the price is right it could be your new secret underground hideout.

  • How The Government Plotted To Keep Burlington Bunker Secret

    July 31, 2019 6:00 AM

    Documents released by the Cabinet Office about the formerly secret bunker beneath Corsham state that "every endeavour should be made to limit and discourage press publication and speculation."

  • The Red Lion Inn

    The 17th century coaching inn stands alongside the ancient stone circle in Avebury and is home to a spirit named Florrie.

  • Monkton Farleigh Sally In The Woods With Exploring With Fighters

    March 08, 2019 7:30 PM

    Day 1 of a road trip with Exploring with Fighters I thought I would introduce them to the quarry style holes in the ground that all the othher military mines in the area came from. These were originally all bath stone mines and make up 25 miles of underground tunnels which were requisitioned by the military for wartime bomb storage and other uses included aircraft factories and command centres.

  • 'Lifting The Lid On Box Hill'

    January 12, 2019 6:00 AM

    Tunnel Quarry was one of the United Kingdom's Central Ammunition Depots, conceived in the mid-1930s to hide from the enemy over 100,000 tones of bombs, shells and cordite that the country depended upon to win the Second World War.

  • 'Deep, Dark & Dusty'

    January 05, 2019 6:00 AM

    Explore the history of Bath stone and see rare sights hidden underground in Wiltshire that have seldom been seen and some that may never be seen again.

  • Secrets Of Monkton Farleigh Video Tour

    December 31, 2018 12:18 AM

    Steve Higgins creator of Nettleden said he was up for a walk around an old haunt, Monkton Farleigh. So here we learn some interesting facts on the walk. Hope you can stick with it as its a long 1 hour walk.

  • Cannabis Farm Uncovered In Secret Underground Tunnels By Police

    September 28, 2018 10:00 PM

    A disused stone quarry in the west Wiltshire town of Bradford-on-Avon has been raided by police after a tip off from a local that the former wartime underground facility was being used to grow cannabis.

  • The First Ever Ghost Box At Stonehendge

    August 03, 2018 1:29 PM

    Watch Lee and Linzi walk up to the Stonehendge and conduct the first ever ghost box experiment at this ancient wonder of the world.

  • Inside Rudloe Manor House In Corsham

    May 08, 2018 6:00 AM

    After years of researching the infamous Royal Air Force base in Corsham, a team of truth seekers have finally got a long awaited visit to the Grade II listed manor house at the centre of the military base.

  • EXPOSED: The Secrets Of Corsham & Rudloe Manor

    April 14, 2018 6:00 AM

    A complete guide to the secret military bunkers and bases hidden beneath the Rudloe Manor site in Corsham, including location details and photos of sites like Burlington and the Corsham Computer Centre.

  • Lost Urban Explorers Think They've Stumbled Across Burlington Bunker

    April 11, 2018 6:00 AM

    A group of YouTube urban explorers recently posted a video making the bold claim that they had infiltrated the infamous Burlington Bunker in Corsham.

  • Inside Burlington: Leaked Video Reveals Secret Bunker

    April 08, 2018 6:00 AM

    Although Burlington Bunker was declassified in 2004, very few photos and videos of the infamous nuclear bunker have leaked into the public domain, but for the first time official MOD video of the bunker has been uploaded to YouTube.

  • The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor

    March 04, 2018 6:00 AM

    'Ancient Aliens' came to the UK to uncover a secret base in Wiltshire, which they claim could hold evidence of extraterrestrial visitation and could even house an alien spacecraft in the possession of the British government.

  • Inside Wiltshire's Abandoned Nuclear Bunker Cannabis Farm

    January 17, 2018 6:00 AM

    The former Ministry of Defence bunker was built in the 80s to protect local government officials in the event of a nuclear attack and has been abandoned since the police raid last February.

  • Corsham Quarries

    July 20, 2017 10:10 AM

    The quarries in and around Corsham are a fascinating network of not only abandoned stone mines, but also underground wartime factories and ammunition stores, Cold War nuclear hideaways and current-day active military bunkers.

  • My BBC Radio Interview On The Dangers Of Underground Exploration

    July 06, 2017 8:12 AM

    Over the last few days, two groups of urban explores have become last in a vast network of tunnels under Box in Wiltshire. Having previously been interviewed by Radio 4 and Radio Wiltshire on the topic of underground exploration, the Beeb once again contacted me to give my opinion on the dangers of exploring Box Quarry.

  • Burlington Bunker Tour, Corsham, Wiltshire

    March 22, 2017 2:55 PM

    The former emergency relocations site for the government in the event of nuclear attack, the site has been abandoned since the 1980s since which time it has been kept as a decoy site until its declassification at the end of 2004. Burlington has had many code names since its conception in the early 50s, these include Stockwell, Subterfuge, Turnstile and more recently Site 3.

  • Pickwick Quarry

    March 20, 2017 10:21 PM

    Also known as Hartham Park, it was Bath stone until 1939 when it became a temporary naval store, the stores were then transferred to Dean Hill and quarrying continued. In the 80s the quarry became a quarry museum.

  • Monkton Farleigh Mine

    March 20, 2017 1:57 PM

    This former Bath stone quarry was converted in to a sub-depot of the Central Ammunitions Depot. The site consists of two areas, the main storage area - districts 12 to 18 and connect via a drift, districts 19 and 20. Each storage district was divided up in to numbered storage bays, passage ways were fitted with conveyor to transport crates of ammunition around the mine.

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