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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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Been before but it's a place u can keep coming back to again and again. Weather was really bad so a perfect place to go for a couple of hours

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
scotgirl1976
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here as part of a group and everyone who attended really enjoyed the experience. You aren't rushed along and you can spend as much time as you want here. There's a sitting area when you first go in at the payment desk, but underground there is a cafe where you can buy filled rolls etc. The staff were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been before but it's a place u can keep coming back to again and again. Weather was really bad so a perfect place to go for a couple of hours

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Thank scotgirl1976
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a rainy Saturday and found it very interesting. Walking down to the bunker is very atmospheric and creepy. The displays mirror the era and if you get the audio guide it really explains a lot. My only complaint. I feel the audio guide should be included in the entry and there was a strong smell of fried... More 

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Thank Nicola W
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bunker built in case of a nuclearvattack in the Cold War. So very recent. Built in the 50s and active for several years. Quite daunting and interesting.

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1 Thank Simon D
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I visited Scotland's Secret Bunker while we were at staying for a weekend at Fairmont Hotel. I read a couple of previous TripAdvisor reviews and decided to purchase the audiotape with the entry fee. This was well advised! The sloping corridor leading downwards then being faced with two big reinforced blast doors was probably the most daunting... More 

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1 Thank Scott P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not into war history at all but the secret bunker was brilliant. Without trying to give anything away, everything had been left from years ago and you could imagine exactly how it was. You were left to explore yourself and take as much or as little time as you liked with the help of an audio guide which... More 

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1 Thank lyndseysmith
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well where do i start this attraction is fabulous it makes you think of what it used to be like when people were fighting for our country and what might happen it was very surreal and eerie at the same time the weather added to the atmosphere of course ....well worth a visit

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1 Thank princessfiona2017
Crail, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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2 Thank SaintsForTheCup
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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21 reviews
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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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