Tag : Urban Explorer

RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk, UK

RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk, UK

Ex-RAF and ex-USAF base which retains most of its buildings, hangars, etc and even has some aeroplanes and helicopters remaining on site.

Stora Enso Paper Mill, Corbehem, France

Stora Enso Paper Mill, Corbehem, France

Dating back to the 1920s, the industrial site in Corehem, France developed into a huge paper mill complex including several power stations.

Whitchurch Hospital / Cardiff City Asylum, Wales

Whitchurch Hospital / Cardiff City Asylum, Wales

Opening in 1908 the Cardiff City Asylum had space for 750 psychiatric patients. The hospital closed in 2016 after being deemed unsuitable for modern services.

HMP Holloway Prison London

HM Prison Holloway, London

HMP Holloway was the largest women’s only prison in Europe until its closure in 2016. Rebuilt in the 1970s, the prison’s design was recognised as a failure.

Brent Delta Oil Platform

Brent Delta Oil Production Platform

Brent Delta was one of four oil production platforms servicing the Brent oilfield off the coast of Scotland from 1977 until 2016.

Anderl Textile Mill, Austria

Anderl Textile Mill, Austria

An abandoned fabric mill in Austria with everything left in place including vintage spinning and weaving machinery.

Caterpillar, Gosselies, Belgium

Caterpillar Manufacturing Plant, Gosselies, Belgium

Opening in 1965 the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies, Belgium was a huge manufacturing plant. Excavators and parts were assembled until closure in 2016.

Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

The Grand Hotel Straubinger was the largest hotel in Bad Gastein until its closure in 1999. The hotel has been disused ever since.

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery and Mining Museum, Staffordshire

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Staffordshire

Chatterley Whitfield is a disused colliery near Stoke on Trent which was later used a mining museum. The museum closed in 1993.

The Royal Hotel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

The Royal Hotel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

An historic hotel in Ashby that became a popular wedding venue. The hotel closed in 2018.