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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. Add Scotland's Secret Bunker and other attractions to your Crail trip itinerary using our Crail trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not sure what to expect but enjoyed our visit. The set up makes you feel like it could still be operational, new signage blends in with the original. I felt you could really get a feel for the place a...  more »
  • Well it may not be quite so secret as it once was but Scotland's Secret Bunker is a must visit. An intriguing museum which evoked memories of the cold war and just how close we came to nuclear extinct...  more »
  • Only discovered this when visiting St Andrews and seen a sign post. Found it very interesting and would definitely return with our children as they would be fascinated by it all I'm sure  more »
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  • Well documented throughout, this top class bunker details well what life would have been like for the (un)lucky inhabitants. It is well laid out, true to its original layout, with only small adjustments made to allow for the use of the public. For example the mess, is now the cafe. It would have been nice to see a senior officers bunk room, which have now been converted to the security suite, (maybe setup elsewhere instead?). Whilst our little one is interested in the history of things, there is little for children to do, and I had to enthuse her by enacting out what it was like for the staff at the time. Explaining it for her as we went. The plant room is locked off, as a few other rooms are, but on the whole the place is open and you explore it quite well. They have removed a majority of the mannequins allowing for more of a Mary Celeste feel, which is I feel, more effective. Overall a very interesting afternoon.
  • Interesting place to visit. Had many levels and reach room is ford of to explain is purpose across the different organisations that used it.
  • Fantastic place to visit,gives you a sense of reality and the children loved learning about the history behind it. The owner was very enthusiastic during the visit and was more than accommodating. Would definitely recommend anyone to go and see it
  • Most interesting Cold War Bunker .. i spoke to other visitors and they were from Austrialia , Canada , Sweden oh and the chap from Yorkshire !! Price wise .. its a Museum full of History . Well worth a visit .
  • Great place to visit. Very interesting and eerie to walk around the bunker.