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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Scottish History Must!

The staff was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing how the ancient scots lived. There were hands on opportunities to do what the iron age scots did to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The staff was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing how the ancient scots lived. There were hands on opportunities to do what the iron age scots did to survive. Very much enjoyed it.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, not only for the serene surroundings of Loch Tay but for the enthusiasm that the Crannog team put into imparting their knowledge of the site to visitors. Highly educational, great for both adults and kids.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A must see. Even if you are not into history it is worth looking just to appreciate the fact of a sophisticated civilisation here almost 3000 years ago. For those with more interest the staff are very good with excellent knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Has a great afternoon here. Views all around are beautiful. Crannog was really interesting and staff were enthusiastic and knowledgable. Enjoyed my trip here and will go back again.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a wonderful visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre. We visited the area specifically to see this attraction and it did not disappoint. We had a knowledgeable guide who told us about the reconstructed crannog, how it was built and building techniques used and what is known about crannogs. The demonstration of the techniques and tools of daily life... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It took a while to find this museum. We were coming from Inverness and the mapquest directions were bad. It is only about 30mins off of A9 if you go the right way. The museum was very small, and I was hesitant about the price (34 pounds for family admission). Later though, my youngest kid (age 8) would declare this... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing visitor attraction with extremely knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit with guided tours and hands on experience of what it was like to live in an Iron Age dweling 2,500 years ago! A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This had been recommended to us and we're very glad we stopped by. Fascinating subject; the exhibition is very well set up and the demonstrations of wood turning, grain grinding, wool spinning and starting a fire were fascinating too. The Crannog itself is a complete replica and it is intriguing. The staff are all passionate on the subject and this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An utterly fantastic experience and one of the highlights of our entire trip around Scotland. Our guide was very knowledgeable and keen about sharing knowledge and he really made the entire experience much more relatable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Pre-history does not normally enthral me, but this - a reconstruction of what a 2,500 year old dwelling might have looked like, based on the results of underwater archaeological work on nearby sites, is something different. There is a small but interesting and informative exhibition, followed by a guided tour and talk in the crannog, and finally a demonstration of... More 

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Additional Information about The Scottish Crannog Centre

Address: Address: South Tay Road, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
Phone Number: 01887 830583
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Kenmore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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