Scotland's Secret Bunker

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Scotland's Secret Bunker
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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RickyBolt
Edinburgh, UK37 contributions
Worth the effort of getting there!
Oct 2021 • Family
Great trip with my three children, very interesting and a great way to learn a bit of history. It is quite far from anywhere which I guess was sort of the point but an enjoyable drive! Really recommend!
Written November 6, 2021
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Drew0076
Glasgow, UK145 contributions
Great place
Nov 2021 • Couples
Viator here due to poor weather, ideal for a wet day. Great welcome at reception and gave a brief download of what to expect. Really interesting piece of history hearing the different storys as you move around the bunker. Also has a Cafe which served a selection of food 👍✔
Written November 5, 2021
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Brendan W
Mansfield, UK17 contributions
Pretty good afternoon
Oct 2021 • Family
So it's a pretty good place for history. And to see first hand what is was like about 1hr 30mins is sufficient to do tour.you can choose to purchase a handheld audio guide. Be warned there are two flights of stairs to go down and back up. They have toilets and a cafe with reasonable prices. However what let us down is the rude attitude of women on reception it dosent encourage you to pay for tickets. Will be making a formal complaint on the official site.
Written October 27, 2021
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heather m
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Don't advertise that wheelchairs are provided if they are all broken
Oct 2021
First off this review is directed more at the facilities rather than the actual bunker itself. I'll explain: On planning the trip to the bunker with my parents, (my dad has limited mobility). I researched the venue and established that there were stairs to climb down to the bunker - this is advertised on the website as 16 stairs. I also phoned to check if the wheelchairs mentioned on the website needed to be reserved before hand and was advised they didn't and were available on both levels. All sounded fine as dad could manage 16 stairs up and down and could enjoy the experience with the added aid of the wheelchair. We arrived and dad managed to navigate the stairs, however on reaching the 1st level, I discovered that out of the 3 wheelchairs available - ALL of them were broken. The first two had no footplates and would have required dad to sit with his legs straight out in front of him (not possible) the 3rd wheelchair was totally missing the right hand side of it and arm rest but unfortunately was the only option available. Next we were faced with the 22 stairs down to the lower level which we weren't expecting however dad made a good job of them and I ran on ahead to pick up the next wheelchair only to discover that there weren't any and had to carry the wheelchair down from the 1st to 2nd level.

This is not acceptable, not least from the prices charged but from a basic health and safety perspective. Better off not advertising and providing wheelchairs if they are not remotely fit for purpose. When challenged on this, I was advised that new ones had been ordered for next season - that did not help with our visit!
Written October 26, 2021
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Nik F
Glasgow, UK41 contributions
Enjoyed by all the family.
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited this as a family with two teenagers and fully expected it to be right up the street of my son, it plays right into his interest of call of duty and this brought it all to life however I was surprised that my daughter enjoyed it as much. She said that the museum like displays and interaction was really good and we ended up spending over three hours there. My only complaint is it was nearly forty pounds for a family pass but when you arrive you need to pay an additional £2 per person for the guided tour headset, surely it would be better to have this as an all inclusive cost, even if they have to raise the entrance fee a little. In our opinion the guide is a must have to ensure the correct level of enjoyment.
Written October 16, 2021
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jim19752015
Minard3 contributions
Fascinating time capsule
Oct 2021
Visited with my 11 year old. He found the window into the cold war years of my childhood interesting and was engrossed by the period films on the possible effects of nuclear war.

We both enjoyed the audio guide and the military vehicle on display outside.
Written October 15, 2021
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wahaejock
Fochabers, UK219 contributions
A MUST SEE.
Sep 2021
A very good informative place to visit lots to see either above or below ground.
Above there is old vehicles and equipment to see and below to see have they lived and worked during the cold war and what would happen if there was a nuke strike.
Lots of different rooms to look at and there is also two cinemas showing films.
I visited on a Sunday not to busy.
I had lunch in the cafe [which was used by the staff] i took the homemade soup cream of veg not much veg with a roll from a famous baker begining with W and also a scone with butter and jam and a drink for around £8 along with entrance fee £12.95 it is not cheap but not bad for a one off visit.
Written October 15, 2021
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Lindsay R
Glasgow, UK15 contributions
Not the child friendly experience I hoped for
Oct 2021 • Family
Disappointing visit with two children aged 9 and 12, didn’t feel there was much to do for kids, no interaction and not able to touch or play with anything! Came away knowing there is a secret bunker, but no structure to learning or timelines. The lady working on tickets/gift shop couldn’t have been more unfriendly and unhelpful when my 9 year old needed some help and money changed-not the friendly helpful person I would want working in a family tourist place. Sorry, it’s a no from me, go to the beach instead!
Written October 14, 2021
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Cameron D
Irvine, UK51 contributions
A secret discovered.
Oct 2021 • Couples
A testament to a war that never happened, was interesting to see how our government prepared for all out nuclear war during the cold War. It's like a real life Fallout vault.
Written October 12, 2021
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Nibbs007
Dorking, UK423 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2021
Visited this on a gloomy and foggy day in September. the weather added to the atmosphere - lots of decommissioned military vehicles outside. The Bunker itself is utterly fascinating. It was in operation up until 1993, and many of the rooms are frozen in time from that year. the audio guide is a must, really interesting information. Also try to make time to watch the two full length films they show in the cinema rooms. If you have any interest in the cold war, or were brought up during that period (like me), you will love this place. A snapshot in time of a period of history that all school children should know about.
Written September 22, 2021
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