Note: In the original version of the game, and in the Warlords expansion, Scotland Yard is a National Wonder. This article is about the Scotland Yard city improvement, which was introduced in Beyond the Sword expansion. For the article about the National Wonder, see Scotland Yard (National Wonder).

Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
Introduced in C4bts
Special Abilities



"Scotland Yard is the name of the British police force having jurisdiction over the Greater London area. Scotland Yard is named for the neighborhood in which the original police headquarters stood, and the force retains that nickname even though the headquarters have since been relocated (to "New Scotland Yard").

Scotland Yard was established in 1829 by act of Parliament. According to one of the new force's commissioners, "The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime: the next that of detection and punishment of offenders if crime is committed. To these ends all the efforts of police must be directed. The protection of life and property, the preservation of public tranquility, and the absence of crime, will alone prove whether those efforts have been successful and whether the objects for which the police were appointed have been attained."

In the early to mid-19th century Scotland Yard was the most advanced police force in the world. It gained worldwide notoriety from its pursuit of Jack the Ripper, and it was immortalized in the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To this day the modern Scotland Yard remains one of the finest police forces to be found anywhere."


"Scotland Yard provides a +100% bonus to Espionage output."


If you have a Great Spy it will have the option to construct a Scotland Yard. In the game, the following button represents it:

Game versionButtonNote on button
C4btsIcoScotland Yard"This will have the Great Person create their special building. It consumes the Great Person."

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