Hungry for more spy and intel info? Here is THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide to key individuals and institutions where you can find out even more about the ‘second oldest profession’.



UK - Security Service (MI5)

UK – Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)


UK – Defence Intelligence Staff




Michael Smith          Ex-military intelligence officer, former newspaper journalist (Financial Times, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph), and bestselling author (including “The Spying Game”, “Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park”, “Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews”,” Six: A history of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service” and “Britain’s Secret War”)




As you would expect, the United Kingdom has a rich intelligence and military history. Many related attractions and museums exist throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  Although not exhaustive, the following list highlights some of these. Additional organisations will be regularly added to the list.

THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL is the founding organisation of the Military and Intelligence Tourism Association. The aim is to provide networking opportunities, facilitate knowledge transfer and increase awareness of the military and intelligence tourism sector. If you represent one of the organisations listed below, why not get in touch, and you’ll be invited to join the LinkedIn networking group. Similarly, if you represent an applicable organisation that isn’t already listed below, then make yourself known! Make contact.


Intelligence Attractions

Bletchley Park – Home of the Codebreakers

Intelligence Corps Museum