Scotland's Secret Bunker
Scotland's Secret Bunker information
This fascinating Cold War relic was designed to be one of Britain’s underground command centres and a home for Scots leaders in the event of nuclear war. Hidden 30m underground and surrounded by nearly 5m of reinforced concrete are the austere operation rooms, communication centre and dormitories. It’s very authentic and uses artefacts from the period, which make for an absorbing exploration. The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has an exhibit, bringing home the realities of Britain’s current nuclear Trident policy.
The bunker is 3 miles north of Anstruther, off the B9131 to St Andrews. To get there, book a Go-Flexi 'taxibus' from Anstruther, or it's a standard taxi (£15 to £18) from St Andrews. Alternatively, jump off an X60 bus from Anstruther to St Andrews at the Drumrack crossroads and walk east for about 1.5 miles along the B940.