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“Ok, for a rainy day. Don't go out of your way.”

Scotland's Secret Bunker
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Crail
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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!
Reviewed May 23, 2013

It was very expensive for 4 adults(over £40). It was however interesting and quite thought provoking, but I would not have gone out of my way to see this if I had another option. In fine weather St Andrews makes a far better visit.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Really wish I had read all the other reviews before visiting. What was I thinking???
This place has so much potential to be interesting, and so much to learn from places like Eden camp, in Yorkshire. I don't know where to start... it needs a complete overhaul. Visited with Husband, mother and 4 kids (11, 10, 10 & 7) Not interesting, in the slightest for the children, even those who understand a little of WW11 and the Cold War, and mine are kids who will happily spend a whole day at ie the Museum of Scotland. Information signs were sadly lacking, occasionally there was a small laminated "essay" written about a display, but nothing the was quick to read and interesting. Some displays, indeed whole rooms, lacked any information at all, and were just presented as a heap of old equipment from the Cold War era. The café looked really dreadful and the prices were ridiculous for such a place. I would not have taken the dog in! Our visit was completed in just over an hour, and that was only because I insisted on reading as much information as possible. But even I got bored of the poorly presented displays and signs eventually. It just wasn't interesting in the slightest (but it SO could have been!)
If you like overpriced, poorly signed, tired displays of old computers & telex machines this might just be the place for you. But if you want to do something/anything more exciting there are plenty other tourist opportunities in Fife. I would avoid this museum like the plague.

2  Thank wanakagirl
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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited the secret bunker today with friends each having an asva card, given to us by our employees. Upon entering we were told only two could use our cards meaning three of us had to pay entry costs. 10.50 pounds is a complete ripe off, dont recommened anyone paying this hefty price tag for a muesum that hasnt many rooms open to public. Take à look at tripadviser pictures, save your pennies as thats everything you would see if you went here. Toilets are very dark and smelly. If your disabled or infirm this aint very friendly towards you, very steep, high and alot of stairs between lower and upper level.

Thank tried_tested
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We set out a 100mile road trip to see the secret bunker. A group of five colleges from the Science Centre in Glasgow, we had passes which allowed us free entry, great. On arrival it looked good from tanks outside to the charging points for the electric car-nice touch. We went in to admissions and cashier put through the five of us and asked if we wanted any audio tours at £2each we said yes. But the the phone rang and it was the owner-we were told- saying that only two of the passes of the five could get in and the other three would have to pay. We asked what would happen if three of us came back ten min later and he said we would still have to pay. In the end it cost us £12.50 each!. The bunker was very basic, poorly laminated info sheets and if you didn't buy the audio guides then you would know what you were looking at. Many of the rooms that said to go into we're locked, very disappointed. Overall not worth the money or travelling.CON

2  Thank Robert G
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

this is a visit you dont want to make if you have moblity problems we we to visit on the 12th o may and after standing in a queue for ten minutes we asked what like the access was like only to be told there were two set of steps to go down when attendant was asked if there was any way i could get my stroller down to be told no, with no offer of help at all with a concession price of
£9.20 they could surely have a simple stair lift for people like me that have difficulty in walking if you go to a national trust house they offer all sort of help even to carrying my sroller down and up stairs where no lift available no offer like this at scotlands secret bunker where admission costs are high enough to make disabled provision


Thank john g
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