German Underground Hospital

La Vassalerie Road, St Andrews, GY6 8XL

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The largest construction in the Channel Islands at 7,000 square metres, the underground hospital was hewn out of solid rock by slave workers who had been captured by German forces during the occupation of the island during World War Two. Construction began in the winter of 1940 and was built underground so as not to be seen by overhead planes given the site was also used as an ammunition store. The hospital is truly an eerie insight into life on the island at the time.



Children (Under 15) - £2.00  

Adults - £4.00

Infants (under 2) - Free


Opening Hours

May to September 
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16:00

April and October
Friday - Monday: 10.00 - 16:00

November to March

Last admission is at 3pm


Facilities & Amenities

  • On bus routes - 71
  • Parking


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