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Scary place!

Old (WW2) observation post / gun emplacement. I think it was built by the occupying Germans but... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Paul C
A visually striking relic of Alderney's WWII past

I called it "The Fortress of Doom" for its completely incongruous, James-Bond-Villainesque... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Old (WW2) observation post / gun emplacement. I think it was built by the occupying Germans but then not used.I've never seen anything like it. You have to get a key from the Wildlife Trust Office (on Victoria Street) to get in but if you...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I called it "The Fortress of Doom" for its completely incongruous, James-Bond-Villainesque appearance in an otherwise tranquil country field. It is the most visible reminder of Alderney's bizarre World War II history, as an island abandoned by the British and all of its inhabitants while...More

Thank Quebermuda
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We are geocachers, and it was because of our hobby that we ventured up here today. The view from near the fortification is beautiful.....and there are just so many bunkers to explore. Should you be interested in wild flowers, or just like to see them,...More

Thank Cerises1949
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You need to get the key from the Wildlife Trust in town. It is great for kids and adults alike. A relic of War.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Quit a view. The unusual and imposing facade manages to be a somewhat attractive design. It almost looks deliberately Art Deco.

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This dominates the sky line and is just there. You cannot gainn access but you can see why it was built.

Thank MaryE103
Reviewed 31 August 2016

During our last visit to Alderney in July we managed to borrow the key from the Wild Life Trust shop on Victoria Street in the main town, to open up and go inside The Odeon. What a great experience climbing up to the top and...More

2  Thank Lizrevu
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The Odeon is an imposing and sinister looking building, made even more so when you read about the history. At the time of our visit, the door was unlocked so we were lucky enough to walk round inside and get a more complete experience. It's...More

1  Thank ScaryCanary
Reviewed 29 July 2016

On one of the highest points on the island, it stands out. There are many WWII site on Alderney but this is a little different. Make sure you get a key from the Wildlife Trust in St Anne.

1  Thank Szlachcic
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visited Alderney last week, the weather was lovely so the views from The Odeon were stunning, you have to collect the key from the wildlife shop in St Anne's.

1  Thank Sarah R
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