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Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

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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  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Crown Buildings, Troywood, St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, KY16 8QH, Scotland


Click here to visit Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker's website
01333 310301

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Opening hours

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


Adult £12 Child £7 Concessions £11 Family (2 & 2) £33 Kids under 3 go FREE!

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Eating information

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.


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Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

St Andrews

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Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland


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