Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Berkeley Power Station

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51°41'30"-02°29'39" show decimal

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Berkeley Power Station
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9PB

Berkeley nuclear power station is situated on the banks of the River Severn. It opened in 1962 but has since closed down - in 1989 it was the first commercial nuclear power station of this type in the world to ever be closed down!

How to get here:

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Road: M5 - Exit junction 14, heading west on the B4509 (signposted Berkeley), and then turning right onto the A38. Passing through Stone, turn left towards Pedington Elm (just past the church). Continue along the road until you reach Ham, then turn left onto Hamfield Lane, and this leads to the power station. (5.7 miles, 12m) +

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Road: M5 - Exit junction 13, head west on the A419 towards Stroud/Dursley, then turn left at the roundabout onto the A38. Turn right onto the B4066 towards Berkeley, then go straight across the roundabout into the town. Continue through the town and then follow the road as it crosses the river and heads to the power station. (10.8 miles, 20m) +

 

Access: publicStatus: n/aOutside View

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Photograph taken: 23rd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Being that the outside doesn't feature, there didn't seem much point in getting too close to the building!"

 

Additional Notes:

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As the site is private, its only possible to take photos of the outside, which did not feature in The Pirate Planet itself.

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Stokefield Close (The Hand of Fear): 5.85 miles.

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Brian Cox Motor Engineering (The Christmas Invasion): 6.86 miles.

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Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines (The Christmas Invasion, The Satan Pit, The Fires of Pompeii, The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone): 7.51 miles.

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Puzzlewood (Flesh and Stone, Cold Blood, The Big Bang, The Time of The Doctor): 7.95 miles.

Further links about the location:

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British Nuclear Group - Berkeley

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BBC Gloucestershire - Article on the closing of the power station.

Related Stories

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The Pirate Planet [1 May 1978]

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