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Scotland's Secret Bunker, St Andrews

4.6 1,221 reviews

  • Avatar Emma Spoor ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I had no idea this existed, just outside St Andrews and under an hour from Dundee. What a fantastic piece of history! Really interesting, loads to see inside and lots of information. Some trucks and planes outside Entry cost £37 for 2 adults. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area.
  • Avatar Julie Lowe ★★★★ 4 months ago
    Very interesting place, full of facts and history. All beautifully preserved. Sobering to think all this was going on during peacetime and we knew nothing about it. Great cafe but can't comment on the food as the cook hadn't turned up so only drinks and light snacks on offer, crisps, cakes. … More Reception lady very helpful and offered to keep an eye on the pooch while we went in the cafe as no dogs allowed.
  • Avatar John Rundell ★★★★★ a month ago
    The bunker is spread over 2 levels. If you're able to walk down the stairs to each level there is wheel chairs available for you to use to get around on that level. You have to go down a tunnel before you get to the main bunker. The toilets and cafe are on the first floor. There are lots of rooms … More laid out to show the way they were when the bunker was in use. From the sleeping bunks with the packs, the radio rooms with the technology of the time.The head quarters and radar rooms on the lower floor etc. There is a twin film room. The film's aren't on for long. The film in room 1 is what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in Britain and it goes through that scenario and it can be quite upsetting as it's very detailed but very informative. The Armoury room is really impressive and has lots of guns/shells on display. The outside has different military vehicles to look at. We spent over 2 hours here and we all enjoyed the experience. We were also very lucky to spot Cleo the M.O.D cat
  • Avatar Barry Munro ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Really interesting look back on the cold war and what mutual destruction actually meant for the population of Scotland. We spent a couple of hours here, there are a couple of cinema rooms showing old films which were certainly eye opening. Given the time we spent here the initial quite high entry price … More plus extra for the audio guide ended up being fair value for money.
  • Avatar Ann Colwell ★★★★ 4 months ago
    Again a husband's choice. Disguised as a crofters house Really interesting with a lot about the cold war nuclear weapons threat and preparations. The films which are on show in the cinema are a bit daunting, but worth seeing, if just that the 'victims' look so realistic, even the children … More in the film. The engineering of the shelter including the air filter system is amazing. The cafe is very authentic looking and had cakes and sandwiches. Opens about 12
  • Avatar James Lindsay ★★★★★ a year ago
    I'm ex military and took my daughter here and we both enjoyed it. I recommend anyone who is in the area to go experience this. There is no guide so you are free to walk about on your own and take your time.You can buy audio aids for £2 odds for additional information at the various rooms. Souvenir … More shop.Parking out front.Narrow stairs to walk down to access lower level of bunker.Unsure if there is a lift for wheelchair access so enquire first. Well worth it.
  • Avatar Scottish Aquarist ★★★★★ a year ago
    5 STAR,Truly amazing tiny wee building with a huge overwhelming massive building 3-4 metres under the concrete ground.What amazes me is that £13-14 sounds steep per adult but when you come away from the bunker and back up to the land level you truly can’t walk away thinking you’ve got yourself a bargain … More and jt probably should have been £20+ per person.The self directed tour starts with a massive walk down a tunnel in what feels like you’re getting closer and closer into the earths crust and I suppose you are when you learn that the 18°C heat down there is solely generated by the earth itself and not by heaters. It is recommended that you bring a coat if you get cold easily.The electronic guides are quite good
  • Avatar Jonathan Kelly ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very good day out and very well priced. Both me and my girlfriend enjoyed this as it was very educational and also entertaining. The only thing I would say would be the cinema part to have subtitles as my partner first language isn't English also start times to be put on for them so you know when … More to go back if you miss the start. But these do not merit losing a mark very impressed.
  • Avatar Marco ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    A sobering and yet remarkable experience. Might not be the most exciting for young children but young adults and beyond this is a very interesting and informative place. Highly recommend.