Urban Explorations

WWII Decoy Site Mystery
Decoys were used all across the UK in an attempt to deceive the enemy into dropping their deadly bombs in the wrong area. These decoys (sometimes called starfish sites) were generally either fire decoys or lighting decoys. Fire decoys were designed to make it look like a target had been successful...

Caldwell House & Estate
Caldwell Estate is located in Lugton East Renfrewshire. It contains the ruins of several buildings including Caldwell House. Many of the buildings are in a dangerous condition. Caldwell House was laterally used as a childrens home prior to being formally closed in the 90's. The building is now a...

Loudoun Castle Theme Park
Loudoun Castle theme park was located within the grounds of the former Loudoun Castle in Galston, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The park shared it's name with the castle that dated back to the 19th cent The theme park opened in 1995 but closed at the end of the 2010 season. The reason given by the ...

Duchal Castle Kilmacolm
Duchal castle is located near the village of Kimacolm in Scotland. It dates back to the 13th century. Very little remains today Whilst Duchal castle is a ruin, it is still interesting to look around. There is also a fair amount of history involving the castle. In 1489 there was a siege at the c...

Cloch Point Battery
The battery at Cloch Point was used during both wars for defending the boom over the River Clyde between the towns of Gourock and Dunoon. The boom was used to prevent enemy u-boats being able to travel upriver. Cloch battery had watch points and gun positions ready to engage the enemy should th...

Bogside Anti-Aircraft Battery
Bogside anti-aircraft battery was built near the village of Langbank in Scotland. It was used during the period of WWII as a heavy anti-aircraft battery. The battery had four gun emplacements, a number of magazines and a command post. Many of the structures are still present on the site to this...

Kilmahew Castle Cardross
Kilmahew Castle is located in the town of Cardross in Scotland. It was built in the 16th century and is the ancestral home of the Napier family. The castle is now a ruin, although you can walk around it and see many of the original features that are still in place. There are fireplaces suspende...

Abandoned Jetty Inverkip
This Jetty was part of the now demolished Inverkip Power station. The Jetty was used to accept deliveries of oil, that was used to fuel the power station. The power station was built in the 70's, but with ever increasing oil prices it soon became clear that the power station was not viable. It was ...

Shielhill Caves Greenock
Shielhill cave located within Shielhill glen in Greenock is a natural cave under an overhanging rock that was modified in the 1930's by adding a facade to the front of the cave. The cave was mainly used to provide something to do for the unemployed during a period of financial depression. As w...

WWII Decoy Bunker
Decoy sites were used in WWII to lure enemy bombers away from their intended target and to a purpose built fake target a safe distance away. Decoys were used to protect towns and cities as well as factories, industrial areas, airfields and military targets. Decoys used fire, electric lighting or...

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