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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • Had a good time. Came all the way from Edinburgh and as we don't drive we got a taxi there and decided to get the bus back to St Andrews (as there is a bus stop 1 mile from Bunker as advised on their website. No staff at Bunker knew where "alleged" bus stop was. Not very helpful. Not even a reply to my email suggesting they amend their website. Disappointed to say the least.
  • As we were driving along the Fife Coastal Route, we saw the signs to this place and just followed them. It is a very very interesting place! The whole exhibition was just great. Its really fascinating that people really worked down there!
  • Much bigger than I expected and very interesting for all ages. Very frendly staff and super impressed there was even ev charging points. Would be nice if there was a bit more stuff for the kids to interact with though.
  • Stunning and amazing how something that big can be hidden in plain sight! Amazing! if you are driving by, visit it! Very informative and just huge!
  • Another world (if you are into the Cold War era) hidden under a field yet the exhibits failed to really engage this visitor, or either child but this might be more a reflection of our interests. It's too much to say we disliked it but there were too many minuses to say it was OK. Despite reading all the panels my memory is largely of a lot of ex-military furniture seen in half-light. After the man in the shop/reception and the lady in the cafe we saw no staff. The films were inappropriate for children including the one billed OK and we left mid-way through. We heard the screams from the one while in the other which was a graphic and terrifying account of a preparation for a nuclear attack. Atmospheric cafe serving memorably poor refreshments. Pricey all round. Nearby we prefer Kellie castle or the beaches at Cambo, Kingsbarn or Elie.

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