The Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant aka The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - Reactor 3 Control Room

Private Tour: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the city of Pripyat, Ukraine – October 2018

The Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant, more commonly known as The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, was the site of what became the worst nuclear catastrophe to ever occur on this planet. The neighbouring town of Pripyat, which housed the works, their families and many other businesses which sprang up, had a population of just under 50,000 when the incident occurred…

Brewers House - Yorkshire - Exterior

Urbex: Brewer’s House, Yorkshire – June 2017

Brewer’s house is an empty mansion which appeared to be undergoing some renovation works albeit at a slow pace. The house sits within very large grounds in a fairly isolated location within the Yorkshire countryside. I don’t┬áhave a lot of history on this place, but from what I could gather the house is owned by a very wealthy businessman who apparently a very private person…

Windlestone Hall

Urbex: Windlestone Hall, County Durham – April 2017

Windlestone Hall is an abandoned 19th Century Country House located in County Durham. A manor house has stood at the site since the 1600’s, however, the main building was replaced with the current structure in 1835 with a new mansion by the design of Ignatius Bonomi. The house was also used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. After the War years, the Hall was utilised by Windlestone Hall School which was a local authority funded special school…

St Joseph's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017

Originally opened in 1827, St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital also known as Limerick’s Lunatic Asylum in Ireland opened its doors to the first 150 patients over the next 20 years the population of the asylum reached a staggering 1,000 patients. Currently some of the building remains in use however no longer caters for patients. The remaining buildings and wings are left abandoned and deteriorating…

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 2)

Part 2 of our visit to┬áConnacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital. After failing at a couple of other locations the next day, we decided to go Back to St Brigids to take another look inside. This time we managed to access the clock tower which still had the original bell in place despite attempts by thieves to cut the thing in half!

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 1)

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, which later became known as St Brigids Hospital, was one of the first Irish District Asylums to be completed and opened its doors in 1833. Originally created to cater for the ‘curable lunatics’ cases, the hospital struggled with securing funding and in rejecting patients which were not suitable for the intended purpose of the Asylum…