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Where to find this incredible Cold War nuclear bunker hiding in the British countryside

She added: “There are no public shelters and there were never any public shelters, it wasn’t like the Blitz.

“Your shelter was getting under a table at home. If you survived that your continued survival was down to us.

“We are a command level of defence – we would know where the clouds of fallout were going to be, where to send help, the movement of bodies or distribution of medicine and food.”

During the Cold War, Britain developed a defence strategy made up of secret plans which would come into play in the event of a nuclear war.

Part of these plans involved constructing specialised bunkers.

Glamping at The Fir Hill: A bohemian take on camping nestled in the Cornish countryside

The estate has been part of Charlie’s family since the 16th century, though he only purchased the land and began to develop it into the magical glamping haven it is today in 2012.

Though Charlie has transformed much of the 60 acres, he has worked around many of Fir Hill Estate’s original features.

The site of the estate’s old cow shed, for example, has been transformed with modern barns housing amenities and both indoor and outdoor social spaces.

The Mongolian-inspired yurts spread across the surrounding grassland are, of course, the main attraction.

Of the 12 yurts on-site, guests can choose either a Family Yurt which sleeps up to nine or a couples yurt that can sleep up to three. All bedding and bedlinen comes included within the accommodation, though visitors will need to bring their own towels for shower time.

During our stay, we were lucky enough to stay in one of the couples yurts which Charlie dubbed “The Honeymoon” yurt.

When Fir Hill isn’t offering luxury breaks, it also doubles up as a perfect place for lovers to tie the knot.

Charle explained this is what Fir Hill calls a “Wed Fest” – keeping in line with the summer festival vibe.

As such, our yurt was kitted and featured a dainty posy of wildflowers sat on the bedside table.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed

Ghost video: Countryside pub captures ‘unbelievable’ footage of 'apparition'

The footage has left the staff at the Twa Dogs Inn in Keswick, Cumbria terrified, as they are convinced that what was seen is a ghost. The CCTV was recording late at night when it captured what looks like a human apparition moving around the premises.
The video shows the pub’s locked beer garden, which at first appears to be totally empty.

Two fluorescent green orbs surrounded by a dark layer can then be seen slowly moving around the space.

Although a face is not visible, the shape of the potential apparition resembles a human body.

The bizarre clip was first spotted by Sharon Hankin, a member of the bar’s staff for eight years.

She told the Cumbria Crack website: “I had been watching it all night on CCTV and thought: ‘What on earth is that?’

“I took a video of the CCTV footage on my phone. You can see the outline of a body and it looks like it’s got a head and legs and at the end you can see an arm swinging.”

Peter Harding, the pub’s landlord, investigated the beer garden after seeing what he referred to as “unbelievable” footage.

He said: “With Covid, we have had to have table service, so we have decked out an area at the side of the pub and put artificial grass down and put up two marquees.

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Ms Hankin said: “When I was working a few years ago, I saw a figure wearing a blue jacket walk across the hatch in the pool room.

“I went to have a look and there was nobody there.”

Other staff members have reportedly had similar experiences, hearing footsteps and even a “loud growl” after putting some keys away upstairs.

As well as this, Ms Hankin said that there have been incidences of freshly made beds looking like someone has been lying in them.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Weird Feed