Travel Journal: The ‘Not So’ Secret, Secret Bunker of Scotland

The Secret Bunker

Under this little brick building, 100 feet down, lies a 2400 sq foot ‘secret’ bunker from the post Cold War Era. Which is very cool, by the way.  But what I found very ironic is all the signs, brochures, and flashy banners that direct right there.  Hmmm, not so secret if you ask me.

I think it should be like a speakeasy, you should have to know someone, who has a cousin who knows someone, to get the address.  Now that would be a SECRET BUNKER in my book!

It’s in St. Andrew’s, in the middle of a very large field.  I’m sure back in the 50’s not one person suspected this little farm house to be a nuclear war command center!

I don’t like enclosed spaces, especially 100 feet under the earth, so I was a bit hesitant to say the least.  Okay, that’s a huge lie, I did not want to go.  But in this stage of my life, I am all about girl power and conquering my fears.  So after questioning the girl at the desk, she assured me I would be fine.

Not my idea of a wide open space. But I decided to grin and bear it anyway.  Once I got to the bunker, I was fine.  I would also like to remind you that the walls are 18″ thick!

There are about 28 rooms/areas with old machinery and memorabilia from the days when it was a real bunker.

I won’t ruin it for you in case you want to go.  But, I will  leave you with a few impressions of our visit.  It took us about an hour to go through the bunker and for about $16 USD each, I felt it was a bit overpriced.  Unfortunately, we haven’t been to a tourist attraction yet that wasn’t overpriced so I guess that’s par for the course.

I would say, for the whole experience of finding it, being 100 feet below the ground, etc., etc….it was worth it. We were happy we went.

As far as the folks that are claustrophobic, I think you will be fine.  If you find you can’t handle it, it is very easy to exit which is exactly the way you came in.

Until next time…👣Happy Trails Everyone…..Mike and Donna

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