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Scotland's Secret Bunker, Crail

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Underneath an unassuming farmhouse is Scotland's Secret Bunker, where the government planned to keep the country going in the event of a nuclear war. Built in secrecy during the 1950s, the bunker was removed from the United Kingdom’s “Official Secrets” list in 1993. Today, you are welcome to walk 30.5 m (100 ft) underground through the hermetically sealed, 2.72 metric ton (3 ton) blast proof doors and into fully preserved Cold War center. Sit down to a full menu or tea service in the original canteen or mess hall. Parties of 10 or more enjoy special discounts. Put Scotland's Secret Bunker into our Crail trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Crail.
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  • Arrived with very high hopes but left very disappointed. The building itself is a fascinating insight into Cold War defence and planning, the rooms are generally fairly well laid out and there is no s...  more »
  • Wanted to go there for several years and it is now come. Have regret having done this before. Show all facets of the cold war; There he was also built. All beautifully finished and good explanation. Friendly welcome and a good eat/drink occasion at the bottom. The man downstairs in the cafeteria is very friendly, and if he has time, he is sure "the mood" for a conversation about the ins and outs of the bunker. An experience sure to experience.
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  • We visited the bunker on advice of a family friend, and couldn't believe the size of the place. Above ground there is no hint as to what is under your feet. You enter via what appears to be a fairly n...  more »
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  • The Secret Bunker is well worth a visit - a fascinating, if slightly chilling reminder of just how real the threat of nuclear war was in our not-too-distant past. It's amazing to realise just what went on literally beneath our feet, and it was a very interesting visit. There's a nice cafe in the former canteen area too - we enjoyed soup and toasties.
  • I was taken back in time. I remember growing up in the 70's and 80's with the terror that life could be extinguished in moments. These were not pleasant memories. So the museum, whilst excellent, was an uncomfortable place.
  • This was awesome, creepy, educational, & fun. I highly suggest you take an hour to wander the halls & listen to the audio guide. It's not the typical castle, abbey, or ruins that I came to Scotland to see, but it is actually historical & I'm glad we went.
  • Been here during the day and also at night with Scotland ghost hunting. Everyone should take the time to visit this very educational army Base. Show the kids what it was like when the cold war was a threat to us. They have a lovely cafe area to take a break. If you see Mark the assistant manager be sure to say hello. This guy knows every inch of the bunker at takes allot of pride in the upkeep.
  • We visited the secret bunker a month ago with our 5 year old grandson. After paying £30 to get in my grandson got distressed after 3 mins in the bunker. We immediately came out and explained to the staff member who could see he was upset and asked for a refund we were told this was not possible. I asked for a manager and was told he wasn't available but gave me the e mail address. I have since emailed twice and no one has replied!! Customer service at the Secret Bunker is not acceptable! This is not suitable for younger children and they should make people aware of this!!!!!!

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