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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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  • Visited the secret bunker today with my boys aged 10 and 8. It is quite out of the way and I don't think it would be very easy to get to without a car. From Livingston it was about 1 hour and 30 mins ...  more »
  • This bunker was decommissioned in 1995 , but makes a great museum, with informative films. Dogs were allowed, which was great for us. There were many artefacts and audio tours to help. Scary reminder ...  more »
  • Very interesting, great exhibits, the film War Games is worth watching throughout and really brings home the reality of the horrors of nuclear war.  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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