Cultybraggan Camp
Cultybraggan Camp
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Historic SitesMilitary Bases & FacilitiesHistory Museums
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM
About
Cultybraggan Camp was built in 1941 as PoW Camp 21. From 1948 to 2004 it was an MoD training camp: thousands of soldiers and cadets stayed here for training in the surrounding hills. In 2007, the people of Comrie bought the site as a community resource. As the only remaining PoW camp in Scotland, it is an important heritage site. A new PoW exhibition with audio-visuals has been created and visitors can explore the recreation of PoW accommodation. Museum is open April-October Friday-Monday 1030-1630, last entry 1545
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • allpals
    Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    We stayed at Hut 37 recently as part of our “Golden Wedding Tour”. The accommodation was nicely set up and there was everything you needed. We took joy in discovering all the aspects of The Camp and we’re lucky enough to meet George and Sue who gave us a lot of information about the Museum and the various huts. The ladies in the cafe were charming ,and the home bakes a treat. There is all the privacy you want and it was so quiet and peaceful at nights. We met lovely people on the allotments and even came home with some freshly laid duck eggs. A memorable stay for us. Thank you all.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Sharpy163
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing location
    Cultybraggan Camp is a lovely little museum with lots of information in a relatively small space. Its free to visit, but please make sure you donate so the museum can grow, as it has so much potential . The museum is full of cartoons done by the prisoners with local stories. It shows another side of life as a prisoner of war. It also tells you about those who worked there and there stories and the local people. When you arrive at Cultybraggan you are literally walking through history and in the footsteps of those who were prisoners. It was also a military training camp after the war, with another side of its life. After putting some pictures on my facebook page a friend messaged to say that he went there training when he was in the Army. Its amazing that the community have bought the land and reusing it, with the museum being a small part of the old prison footprint. I hope that people continue to visit, but also to donate items (photos & memorabilia) that help tell the story of the camp and that can help the museum grow. Don't forget to visit the cafe when visiting, lovely cafe with really lovely people running it. If you are in the area please visit this lovely community space. To recap , location lovely, staff lovely, cafe lovely and all surrounded by lovely countryside.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 19, 2023
  • daisychain0705
    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful setting with unusual history - well worth a visit and stay!
    A fabulous stop over on way to west coast, we stayed in Nissen self catering huts which were so well renovated and had ample facilities and equipment. Loved the little museum to give us overview of its history. outside table area as part of stay was a bonus along with the kids toys which our lot loved! Beautiful setting with interesting and unusual history.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Katrina S
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place
    We were staying the night in Comrie with a friend who took us to this place. It is so interesting. Check it out. See where the POWs lived, look at the displays, read the historical plaques, then have a cuppa and a bite to eat at the cute little cafe. Also, there are wine importers there in one of the buildings. We bought a red and a NZ Sauvignon. Very nice!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
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Sharpy163
Basingstoke, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Cultybraggan Camp is a lovely little museum with lots of information in a relatively small space. Its free to visit, but please make sure you donate so the museum can grow, as it has so much potential . The museum is full of cartoons done by the prisoners with local stories. It shows another side of life as a prisoner of war. It also tells you about those who worked there and there stories and the local people.

When you arrive at Cultybraggan you are literally walking through history and in the footsteps of those who were prisoners. It was also a military training camp after the war, with another side of its life. After putting some pictures on my facebook page a friend messaged to say that he went there training when he was in the Army.

Its amazing that the community have bought the land and reusing it, with the museum being a small part of the old prison footprint. I hope that people continue to visit, but also to donate items (photos & memorabilia) that help tell the story of the camp and that can help the museum grow.

Don't forget to visit the cafe when visiting, lovely cafe with really lovely people running it. If you are in the area please visit this lovely community space.

To recap , location lovely, staff lovely, cafe lovely and all surrounded by lovely countryside.
Written July 19, 2023
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Margaret M
Glasgow, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My husband & I were on holiday at Lochearnhead for our 58th anniversary & we visited Camp21 on the outskirts of Comrie. The museum is so very informative & well worth a visit to read the stories ,see the artefacts, memorabilia etc & in particular the drawings & caricatures by a very talented young German prisoner which were found & now on display throughout the museum. The Camp21 Cafe manned by friendly volunteers is a wee gem. It is very clean, bright , serves meals, snacks & super home baking. We are both survivors of the Clydebank Blitz & we did have a POW camp in our area where the prisoners helped build prefabs after the war. The Museum at Comrie is well worth a visit.
Written September 5, 2022
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Kim C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The Camp is situated in the most picturesque surroundings. The museum was very informative and really gives you that feeling of what it would be like to be an inmate. We also had the most delicious tea served in the Camp 21 Cafe. Which really is worth a visit. Lastly we had a tour of the self catering huts which must be seen to be believed. We will definitely return, and highly recommend a visit.
Written September 1, 2022
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Jan S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Interesting museum, told the history of the camp as well as giving some insigjt into the experiences ofgerman soldiets returning home after the war. Runby the local community,tea shop proceeds to cancer research so good to support the venture
Written July 8, 2022
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Katrina S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were staying the night in Comrie with a friend who took us to this place. It is so interesting. Check it out. See where the POWs lived, look at the displays, read the historical plaques, then have a cuppa and a bite to eat at the cute little cafe.
Also, there are wine importers there in one of the buildings. We bought a red and a NZ Sauvignon. Very nice!
Written August 14, 2023
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Rubberdog818
St. Andrews, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The newly decorated huts are warm and well equipped with high quality furniture and fittings. We loved the peace and quiet and being close to nature. Lots of space for kids to run about and a 1.5 walk along the river into Comrie for coffee or beers. Great place for a weekend break or family trip.
Written October 19, 2022
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allpals
Scottish Highlands, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
We stayed at Hut 37 recently as part of our “Golden Wedding Tour”. The accommodation was nicely set up and there was everything you needed. We took joy in discovering all the aspects of The Camp and we’re lucky enough to meet George and Sue who gave us a lot of information about the Museum and the various huts. The ladies in the cafe were charming ,and the home bakes a treat. There is all the privacy you want and it was so quiet and peaceful at nights. We met lovely people on the allotments and even came home with some freshly laid duck eggs. A memorable stay for us. Thank you all.
Written July 6, 2023
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Mara T
Comrie, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Spent an afternoon here, so much to see, check out the QR codes to hear voices from the past. Great wee museum and reconstruction of the living quarters of the prisoners. Cafe well worth a visit too.
Written September 11, 2022
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Di Tait
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A great visit to this community run WW2 pow camp. The visit was well laid out, informative and we had a very nice helpful welcome from the volunteer.

This site is being slowly transformed but loses non of it's importance or uniqueness. Currently there is also a coffee shop run by the local volunteers from Comrie in aid of cancer. This is until the volunteers of Cultybraggan get theirs up and running.

We also saw that some self catering accommodation will be opening soon if you fancy a break in a revamped hut. Cosy but modern.

If in the area do not miss this little gem of history and give support to those giving up their time to allow visits to continue.

Free entry but donations accepted. Easy to find. Access for all abilities.
Written June 20, 2022
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Ian43
Scotland52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Fascinating WW2 time capsule. Loved going in and out the rooms/cells the Italian and later German POWs occupied. The dorms with bunks, beds, lockers and a stove were certainly no luxury. The cadets who renamed it Coldandboggin had a typically Scottish nickname for it. Stories of individual prisoners were brilliant. A great visit and good luck with the self catering conversions. That will be a unique alternative to Glamping.
Written July 14, 2022
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