Scotland's Secret Bunker is situated 7
miles south of St Andrews town. This is
one of the strangest attractions in
The Museum can be visited all year
with an entrance fee. Postcode: KY16
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The image top is of the building constructed
to look like a Farmhouse that is the entrance
to the Secrete Bunker.
This Bunker was built in the 1950s as one of
a number of radar stations during the Cold War,
a time when Nuclear War with Russia was thought
could happen at any time.
Many Bunkers were built around to UK coast
with Radar to track Russian Nuclear Bombers
approaching the UK. Large Russian Tu-95 Nuclear
Bombers would regularly fly close to UK
airspace to test the radar stations and the UK
fighter jets response time.
These War Games led to high tensions on both
sides, with many people believing a Nuclear War
could break out by mistake as one side could
have thought a War Game was the real thing.
This Bunker was enlarged in the 1970s as the
main bunker to house Scottish Politicians in
the event of a Nuclear War.
The air in the Bunker was purified to cut
out radioactivity, gas and biological
There are 6 dormitories to hold up to 300
people, luxurious accommodation for officers,
an RAF control room, chapel, cafe, and a
telephone switchboard with over 2,000 outside
lines protected to withstand an atomic
There is also a BBC Sound Studio for
broadcasting news to the outside world after a
The bunker was enlarged by digging a 40
meter deep hole the size of two football
fields, covered with steel, then had the earth
placed back over the entire structure so the
area looked like farm fields with a farmhouse
in the middle.
The tunnel that leads from the Farmhouse to
the Bunker is about 150 meters long.
1968 - the UK began operating Polaris
Submarines armed with Nuclear Missiles. This
was an even deadlier time with Nuclear Missiles
then a threat from the air and sea.
1992 - the bunker was decommissioned.
1994 - the Bunker was opened to the public
as a tourist attraction.
The last room you visit has period military
costumes for photographs.