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Scotland's Secret Bunker

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Address: Troywood, Crail, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1333 310301
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Scotland's best kept secret.... Until now!

Hidden beneath an innocent...

Scotland's best kept secret.... Until now!

Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse lies Scotland's Secret Bunker. A 450 foot tunnel leads you to the blast proof doors which defend 24,000 square feet of secret accommodation which was built to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack.

The Secret Bunker lies 100 feet underground and is the size of two football pitches, one on top of the other so there is plenty of exploring to do! Come and discover how Scotland would have been governed from the depths of Fife and how they would have survived a nuclear attack from the most deadly bombs!

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There was more to see than I was expecting. The audio guides were really informative and well worth the small charge (though on occasion hard to follow the sequence of numbers on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was more to see than I was expecting. The audio guides were really informative and well worth the small charge (though on occasion hard to follow the sequence of numbers on the walls). Left with lots to think about. Better for older children than younger ones, I would think. Ideal for any that are studying the cold war.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing, unique and at times chilling tour through our recent history. Immaculately preserved and extensive exhibits recount the planning and operations should nuclear war have broken out. The audio tour is very informative and proceeds in a logical manner.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was unaware this place existed, but so glad I stumbled upon it. This cold war relic is beautifully preserved and offers a great insight into 'what could have happened' and the consequences there off. Mind you if Mr Trump get into power, we may well be reaching for a respirator and tin hat yet! A very worth-while few hours... More 

1 Thank James S
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a slow day. If busy, there would be a major bottleneck with people paying admission, receiving instruction on how to use the audio guide, and those purchasing souvenirs all at the same counter. The gift shop is a mishmash of a very odd assortment of items. The entrance fee seems excessive given that the ongoing maintenance costs of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives: - Feels really exciting as you approach the building above ground, realising what is hidden beneath. Negatives: - Many of the rooms are poorly laid out with insufficient care given to the experience of the visitor. So many times I encountered a printed out A4 document (looking like it had been printed on a cheap inkjet from someone’s home)... More 

2 Thank BeakerEdinburgh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting museum, particularly for people of an age who can remember the Cold War era, the Cuban Crisis and the Bay of Pigs. If you can mentally transport yourself back to that time, the experience of the tour is quite sobering. It is also an interesting reminder seeing some very familiar equipment from the 1960s. Not for everyone but... More 

1 Thank Artesia_10
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the bunker today with our 8 year old daughter. The entrance / gift shop lady was very helpful and not pushy on up selling of souvenir books etc The bunker it self was well preserved and presented. Lots of information to read (although with an 8 year old we didn't get to read it all - but we... More 

1 Thank Harri952
Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You really have to be on a mission to find this place but well worth it. Yes, it's dark history but still fascinating. Probably not ideal for kids

3 Thank Scottie31750
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I would definitely recommend this attraction it's so interesting, the videos they show in one part of the bunker are great to watch.

3 Thank joannereidxo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

1st visit to Scotlands Secret Nuclear Bunker with 16, 15 and 12 year old girls plus 2 adults. Finished in about 1954 and kept manned in case of a Russian attack. Girls were fascinated by the underground bunker and technology of the time. Good access to rooms, dormitories, work rooms etc. Great way to spend a couple of hours. Please... More 

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