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“Interesting!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scotland's Secret Bunker

Scotland's Secret Bunker
Troywood, Crail, Scotland
+44 1333 310301
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Crail
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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!
Aberdeenshire
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“Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very interesting - kids enjoyed it too. My parents (who remembered this era well) found it fascinating. Staff friendly and welcoming, interesting souvenirs in the shop..

Visited June 2013
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“Great out of the ordinary place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited here on a trip to Scotland last month, and saw the reviews for the Secret Bunker so thought we would visit. I have no idea what people are thinking writing reviews saying 'its nothing out of the ordinary', as unless you visit a disused nuclear bunker every week, then it is! Also it was super easy to find on sat nav, and at £10 per adult, it was good value, as this seems to be the going rate for attractions these days!The audio tour was very useful for the £2 paid, although if you took the time to read the signage, there was lots of info provided. Again not sure why some reviews say there was'nt much hands on to do, as what exactly would you expect of a nuclear bunker?! All of the rooms were open when we went, after having been told by someone that when they visited they were not. It was an interesting insight into something that ive always been interested in, and highlighted how close we came to nuclear war. I would totally recommend a visit if in the area.

The only negative I would say it don't eat there! The 'rolls' were a tiny hovis bun for £4, and my cheese sandwich (as im vegetarian) came up with a oily handprint on the top from which I assume was the result of handling my partners bacon roll first.

Visited May 2013
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“Reasonably interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Visited with my brother last week. He had never visited the Bunker before and was quite sceptical about going. After looking in all the rooms and watching some of the films being shown he changed his mind about the visit. Said he had found it much better than expected. If you have an interest in history of the Cold War it's an intersting visit. We also bought a few bits from the shop which had quite a good selection. Did not try the cafe.

Visited June 2013
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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“disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Apart from not being easy to find, the displays were not very exciting, not a lot of hands on stuff to do.

Visited September 2012
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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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“Nothing to Write Home About”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was very interested in seeing Scotland's Secret Bunker, but have to admit I was underwhelmed with the attraction itself. Other than the descent and the 150 yard long tunnel, there is not much to see. The displays, with mannequins, are average at best.
The facts and figures about the place are very interesting, and the audio tour isn't bad, but unless you've seen everything else in the area and have some time to kill, I'd skip it.

Visited May 2013
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