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Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

Scotland's Secret Nuclear BunkerCrown Buildings
St Andrews
KY16 8QH
Telephone: 01333 310301


Scotland’s Secret Bunker, a Cold War nuclear command centre, opened its 3 tonne blast proof doors to the public 20 years ago this year.

After undergoing an extensive restoration project over the winter months, 2014 promises to be an exciting year for the Bunker with never seen before areas now open to the public.

This site was opened to the public in 1994, after being decommissioned in the late 1980s following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of nuclear threat, the bunker is now one of Fife’s major tourist attractions welcoming tens of thousands of visitors through its blast doors every year.

One room which has been extensively remodelled was the British Telecom equipment room where never-seen before areas have now been revealed, allowing Cold War (and, indeed, telecoms) enthusiasts to see the specialist communications equipment which were in operation to distribute the 2800 phone lines connected to the bunker, and which would have been the main line of communication with the outside world in the event of a nuclear attack on Scotland.

Don’t miss the sinister war telephone! Discover the twilight world of the Government Cold War. Take the opportunity to discover how they would have survived, and you wouldn’t!

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It may be worth checking out Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Open 7 days a week from 26th February from 10 AM until 5 PM


"I'm hungry"

During the Cold War the canteen was used by up to 300 personnel daily and we have carefully preserved many original features in today’s cafe, where we offer a pleasing selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks for you to enjoy from coffee and cake to freshly made sandwiches.

and baby come too...

Baby Changing facilities available.


"are we there yet?"

We are located approximately 6 miles outside St Andrews. From A91 go straight through both mini roundabouts which will take you into North Street follow this road past the Cathedral and turn left at the mini-roundabout which will take you on to the A917 straight through the next mini-roundabout and go up the hill just past the caravan park and turn right on to the B9131 and continue on past the weak bridge traffic lights until you come to a staggered junction turn left at the B940 for Crail which should have large boards advertising the Bunker continue on until you see signpost for the bunker and turn right on to our drive way.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult £12

Child £7

Concessions £11

Family (2 & 2) £33

Kids under 3 go FREE!


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Scotland's Secret Nuclear BunkerCrown Buildings
St Andrews
KY16 8QH
Telephone: 01333 310301