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Scotland's Secret Bunker

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Address: Troywood, Crail, Scotland
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+44 1333 310301
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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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Eerie Experience of Cold War

Entering the guardhouse disguised as a bungalow leads to a long underground passageway to the bunker blast doors. The bunker is spread out over two floors with recreated rooms and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Bulla55
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Crail, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us who lived through the cold war, this museum will bring back a lot of memories, and provide a very clear description of what we mercifully avoided and just how the country prepared for the unthinkable. For those who didn't live through this time, they will be amazed at the level of technology that was used to... More 

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Thank SaintsForTheCup
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine a tiny shop, then go into the unknown, absolutely amazing, to say the least, you could actually relive what went on underneath that bunker, it's HUGE, long tunnels, so realistic, a great historic educational visit,

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1 Thank Jayney19682015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good for the kids on a wet day. There was an interesting exhibition on about nuclear warfare. Good cafe. More a man place really as I was glad to get into the open air. Interesting for history projects etc./

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Thank Aunty P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Entering the guardhouse disguised as a bungalow leads to a long underground passageway to the bunker blast doors. The bunker is spread out over two floors with recreated rooms and exhibitions. Much of the original equipment is still in place and the atmosphere is definitely eerie. How Scotland would have attempted to survive a nuclear attack is demonstrated in some... More 

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Thank Bulla55
Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here, and it is great, house like in middle of field, when you enter go downstairs and a huge command centre with lots of to see and do, quite interactive, you would not know this was here. I love road signs directing you to the Secret Bunker

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Thank Chez6577
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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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Thank Richard H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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Thank Boudination
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 

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1 Thank James S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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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Thank Larry C
Edinburgh
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 

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