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“The World is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

-John Muir

Abandoned Santa Claus Land- Aviemore- Scotland 2016

UNDERGROUND SITES

A collection of Underground Sites recommended by Dark Tourist Trips, these are not all Dark Tourist sites but still very interesting & worth a visit.

THE SECRET BUNKER- FIFE πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

The Secret Bunker is known as ‘Scotland’s best kept secret’ πŸ€«

It is an underground Cold War bunker museum 100ft underground. It was built by the RAF in 1953 in response to the threat of Nuclear war. The entrance to the bunker is hidden in an unsuspecting farmhouse in the Fife countryside near St Andrews. πŸ’œπŸ“‘☒

Dark Tourist Trips has visited this site many times & is a great day out! Well worth a visit! πŸ‘€



CATACOMBS OF PARIS 
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Hidden beneath Paris are the Catacombes de Paris- an eerie network of caves & tunnels housing the remains of nearly 6 million people. It is considered to be the world’s largest grave. The Catacombs have attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. β˜ 

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CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS- LONDON πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

The Churchill War Rooms is an underground basement of London’s Cabinet War rooms. Visitors see what life was like for the Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the tense times of WW2. The rooms have remained exactly as they were in 1945 when Churchill and his war cabinet would meet to discuss strategy. πŸ‘€

CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS- LONDON

THE REAL MARY KING’S CLOSE πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Opened in 2003, The Real Mary King’s Close is an award-winning five star attraction, a historic close located under buildings in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. πŸ’œ

Mary King resided in the close in the 17th century. The close was partially demolished & buried in the 18th Century but recently this has now become a popular tourist attraction. You join a costumed guide on a 1 hour underground tour of the hidden streets including stories of myths, hauntings & history. πŸ‘£πŸ‘»

Dark Tourist Trips visited this site after hours for an overnight paranormal investigation in September last year. It was really great to be underground after hours and have the place to yourself. πŸ‘»

THE REAL MARY KING’S CLOSE- EDINBURGH


WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES- NEW ZEALAND 
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Waitomo Glowworm Cave is known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions. Visitors take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto and see thousands of magical glowworms. Over 130 years of cultural & natural history. The cave is known for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸ›πŸ›

The tour guides are direct Maori descendants who originally explored the cave. The guides bring the story to life through storytelling, explaining the history & legends of the cave. πŸ›πŸ’œ

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SALT MINE OF WIELICZKA- POLAND

The mine is currently one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments whose attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The older sculptures have been supplemented with new carvings made by contemporary artists. About 1.2 million people visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine each year. πŸ’œ

The tour is available for people of all ages and does not require above-average physical condition, but it is worth bearing in mind that there are more than 800 steps to climb. πŸ‘£

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BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM- WALESπŸ–€

The Big Pit is a reminder of the coal industry in South Wales. It is an underground experience in a real coal mine. This site is one of Britain’s leading mining museums. In 2000 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

You go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal mine. πŸ‘€

This site is free entry and very educational.

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