Inside the Royal family’s abandoned underground nuclear bunker
- These pictures revealed the bunker at Barnton Quarry, near the Windsor family residence of Holyroodhouse
- Shots were snapped by Manchester artist, photographer and film maker Andrew Brooks, 39
- The Scottish bunker was used as an RAF fighter command operations room during World War Two
- The structure, 100ft beneath the surface, had 10ft thick reinforced concrete walls and metal blast doors
Take a look inside the Cold War bunker where The Queen and her family would have fled had there ever been a nuclear attack on Britain.
The overgrown, graffiti-clad area gives no indication of what lies beneath, but these pictures have revealed the bunker, built in 1952, at Barnton Quarry, near the Windsor family residence of Holyroodhouse as well as the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Pictures give a glimpse into the run-down remains of one of the UK’s Regional Seats of Government, which would have acted as a base for operations in the event of a Soviet nuclear attack.
The structure, 100ft beneath the surface, had 10ft thick reinforced concrete walls and metal blast doors.
The shots were snapped by Manchester artist, photographer and film maker Andrew Brooks, 39, as part of his Secret Cities project.
He said: ‘We got deeper into the bunker system and eventually found our way down a tunnel and the three levels to an old maintenance room.
‘I found the experience of exploring the bunkers very intense. It has to be one of the creepiest places I’ve visited.
‘There was a real apocalyptic feel to the space which I think you can see in the pictures. The whole bunker had been set on
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