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The Scottish Crannog Centre

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Address: South Tay Road, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
Phone Number: 01887 830583
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Description: The Scottish Crannog Centre is a 5 star, authentic reconstruction of an...
The Scottish Crannog Centre is a 5 star, authentic reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling which was built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. We also have a Gold award for environmental responsibility.Take a look at some of our underwater discoveries in the exhibition; walk over water into the Iron Age on your unique crannog tour, and get hands-on with ancient crafts and technologies. You can even hire a dugout canoe to paddle into prehistory (weather permitting). Special events run regularly and feature artists, musicians, skilled craft workers and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age guides, actively bring the past to life for adults and children alike from ages 4 +. Also at our Centre, why not browse in our gift shop offering an excellent selection of books, crafts, and related items, or enjoy light refreshments from our snackbar.
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Always wanted to visit and was not disappointed. For the scenery alone it's worth going. The amount of snow on Ben Lawers was surprising to us low landers at the end of May. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Always wanted to visit and was not disappointed. For the scenery alone it's worth going. The amount of snow on Ben Lawers was surprising to us low landers at the end of May. My husband is not so much into ancient history but Diana our guide was so good he was enthralled. It was really atmospheric to sit inside the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Exceeded expectations partly due to guide John who had lots of interesting facts about living in a Crannog. Reconstruction amazing and brought to life how our ancestors used to live.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The tour was excellent and gave a real insight as to how our forefathers lived and how they worked the land.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we were a party of six the guide was excellent it was very informative and would recommend a visit to this place if you are in the district

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Paderborn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A very enjoyable and informative experience. This was an area that I had no knowledge of but now I know. However you do need the guide there because you could get the wrong impression of those dwellers and the history without his expertise. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We could definitely recommend visiting the Scottish Crannog Centre. It is incredibly interesting to learn the know-how of the people of the Iron age and then to try it out for yourself! We even managed to get fire by wood friction. The crannog itself is quite amazing, and the guides very knowledgable and fun to listen to. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited here recently with our three grandsons and spent a very educational morning learning about our ancestors and their way of life. The 'tour' started with a history of Crannogs in Scotland, backed up by an exhibition of surviving artefacts from centuries long ago. Very soon our guide 'shepherded' us out onto the Crannog after offering woollen blanket shawls to... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fascinating tour and presentation with hands on activities that drew everyone into trying to drill stones, make fire, use hand powered lathes. A very dedicated and serious group doing good work.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's worth the visit. The staff are very dedicated, very knowledgeable, and eager to show you what they know. The crannog itself is a very careful and genuine reproduction, and their events are interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We called yesterday. What an experience. First off I thought, "£8.50 per adult! A bit steep!" but it's worth every penny. Our guide, Dirk, was fabulous. So knowledgeable, entertaining and humorous. There are opportunities to get hands on lighting fires and grinding corn and much more, and you really get a feel for what it must have been like in... More 

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