Visitors to Cultybraggan Camp, an old prisoner of war (PoW) camp used by Allies during World War II, located close to the village of Comrie, in west Perthshire (Scotland), will soon turned into an unusual tourist accommodation. Cultybraggan is one of the three best preserved purpose-built WWII prisoner of war camps in Britain.

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As self-catering and bunkhouse accommodation this WWII high-security PoW Camp will follow a new trend for holidaying called “heritage hutting”. Visitors will be able to follow in the footsteps of notorious inmates as Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader, who was held there briefly en route to England after crash-landing in Scotland.

As Courtney Cameron, Mirror’s journalist, tells us, this project will cost almost £600,000. Villagers hope to convert and refurbish 10 B-listed Nissen huts at Cultybraggan Camp. In 2006, an important number of structures at the camp were listed by Historic Scotland.

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Named PoW camp No 21, built in 1941 to house 4,000 Category A prisoners, Cultybraggan was a 'black camp', holding those considered the most committed and fanatical Nazi PoWs, mainly young Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjäger and U-boat crew. Army, Navy, Air Force and SS prisoners were held in separate compounds, as were the officers.

This photograph was taken by Helmut Stenger in Cultybraggan immediately after the end of WW2. Helmut also was a PoW in Cultybraggan Camp and spent some time in solitary confinement in the guard room. He was a close friend of Vickie and Shirley Ballantyne [Via Cultybraggan Camp]

Ringleaders of the Devizes plot — to break as many as 250,000 PoWs out of camps across the country in 1944 and attack Britain from within — were sent to Camp 21 at Comrie. These included Feldwebel Wolfgang Rosterg, a known anti-Nazi who was sent by mistake.

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