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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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had a visit to the Bunker on a very rainy and snowy day. Is really interesting and kids enjoyed it. We avoided the black and white film as it was quite distressing showing films taken from Hiroshima and other nuclear disasters. Hard to explain to the children why these types of weapons are needed. A worthwhile visit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The secret bunker really has to be experienced. It takes you back in time, using original items, and rooms made up as they would have been for the time stated. Some of the items are a bit distressing, but acts as a reality check as to what nuclear war would mean. It's not cheap at £12.50, but thought it was worth it.

5  Thank Shelauch
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Marc M, General Manager at Scotland's Secret Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Quite a bit out of the way to get to, but worth a visit nevertheless. Spent a couple of hours exploring the site and learning the history attached to it. Worth a visit.

3  Thank Stewart C
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Marc M, General Manager at Scotland's Secret Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A worthwhile 2hr trip on a cold, wet day. Not cheap and an extra cost of an audio guide felt a bit cheeky and was slightly surprised that the audio was not included- it really should be! Would have given an easy 4*. Rooms well looked after and felt real.....A real eye-opener. The videos were hard hitting and I really think they should have a 12 and above age limit due to the harrowing scenes.

2  Thank iloveholbycity
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Marc M, General Manager at Scotland's Secret Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Arrived with very high hopes but left very disappointed.

The building itself is a fascinating insight into Cold War defence and planning, the rooms are generally fairly well laid out and there is no sense of claustrophobia one might expect.

However...

I have absolutely no idea what the purpose of this bunker was, how it functioned or even how many people may have occupied it. Without doubt the most abject attempt to explain a historic property I have ever encountered.

Nor was there any explanation of the broader context of the Cold War.

There was room for a room dedicated to the CND/SNP and a bizarre collection of assorted weaponry bearing no relation to the bunker.

The bunker could quite easily gain a 5 star review if it were to produce informative displays, reduce the price and remove the political campaigning.

3  Thank NickHyde1993
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