Secret derelict Butlin’s accommodation hidden behind still-working holiday park

Butlin's holiday park in Minehead is often seen as the jewel in the red coat empire's crown.

But one YouTuber has stumbled upon something that wouldn't look out of place on the set of The Walking Dead.

Walk With Me Tim, who has 97,000 subscribers on the video platform, often tours holiday camps such as Butlins and Pontins.

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But what he found during a recent visit to the often praised Minehead branch of Butlin's has “shocked” him.

While walking around the rather nice holiday park, he stumbled across a different area which backed onto holiday homes currently being stayed in.

While there, he found rundown, derelict properties which seemed to have been forgotten about by Butlin's staff.

An entire block – and a few others – were left to be ravaged by time, but were available to the public to just walk around and enter.

The outside of one of the blocks looked disheveled and run down, while inside he found ripped up carpets, shabby-looking kitchens, ruined bedrooms still with beds in place, and even a hole in the wall.

The two apartments he ventured into also had television sets still plugged in, while one of the grimly had an un-flushed toilet in the bathroom – which also looked like it had seen better days.

That part of the otherwise immaculate site looked like the old-style of Butlin's property, and looked as if it had been forgotten about by staff and management.

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However, there was no sign of anything being used to stop holidaymakers from just walking around the area and exploring it themselves.

Tim did some digging and spoke to a rep from Butlin's.

The unnamed staff member told him that they had kept the area in that way because of the history it holds, but admitted that it was an issue that the area was not “tapped up” and was available for the general public to walk around.

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The Daily Star has contacted Butlins for comment about the strange area.

Looking at the company's website, however, you could be forgiven for never having known the area existed.

The describe it as being “nestled in the beautiful hilly moors of Exmoor in Somerset, neighbouring a gorgeous golden sandy beach”.

They added: “As the largest of our three resorts, Minehead is the ideal location for families wanting to embrace everything that's brilliant about the Great British seaside (including the unpredictable weather!) with acres of resort to roam and nearly one mile of beach on our doorstep.

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“Home to our iconic chalets and seafront apartments, you'll find everything you need to make your break special at Minehead.

“There's delicious restaurants, a vintage fairground, the Skyline Pavilion where you'll find our entertainment, plus a charming Chapel in our grounds, too!

“If you fancy doing a little exploring outside of our resort, Minehead has so much to offer.

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"In proximity to Exmoor National Park, you'll find nature trials and walking paths with lovely views. Dunster Castle is nearby, with the West Somerset Railway open for a nostalgic trip on the steam train.”

Nowhere does it mention “derelict, historical apartments to explore”, but that could just be an oversight . . .

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