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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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Brilliant

Yes,trust me,brilliant may sound over the,top,but this was an outstanding visitor attraction/I've been meaning to go here for years,but finally went,when visiting Kenmore/Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent visitor attraction. If you are interested in the history of how people lived in Cranogs around Loch Tay, then a visit to the Cranog Centre at Kemore is a must. You can take a tour of the reconstructed Cranog and learn how they were constructed, and the history of these amazing buildings and the people who built them.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this on a sunny day but it was cold inside the Crannog =- would have been helpful if we had been told that this may be the case as we had young children with us - they complained about being cold (as did others in the party). This aside the tour was an interesting step back in local... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Yes,trust me,brilliant may sound over the,top,but this was an outstanding visitor attraction/I've been meaning to go here for years,but finally went,when visiting Kenmore/Great exhibition,then the guide(in our case,John)takes you out to the Crannog and explains how our ancestors lived and survived 2,500 years ago in the Iron age/After the tour you get a hands on about yarn spinning,lathe carvings and... More 

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have been visiting the crannog ever since it was first built, each time there is new research throwing new light on how people once lived in the highlands of Scotland - and they were not as primitive as you might think.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Hands on, able to try first hand how people lived and worked BC. Staff all very friendly, knowledgeable and very informative. Loved learning to make fire with only wood.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Didn't really fancy this when my son asked to go BUT glad we did it was very interesting and informative defo recommend :)

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Kilmarnock, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had never been to an attraction like this before and we had driven past it many times. It is an intersting snapshot of how life must have been 2500 years ago. I kew hwat Crannogs were but to actually be there was really very good. The Visitor Centre is manned by people who dress in the same period style... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to visit this place but didn't go inside paying ticket as we thought its not worth to pay 10 pound per head. But the location and drive to this centre is Amazing. Its such a beautiful view that we thought to spend time outside rather than paying a ticket and going inside. There's a small restaurant next to... More 

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ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this review

Hi there - We're sorry to hear that you found our entrance costs a little too high. Although you don't state the day you visited, we are assuming that you visited on a special event day as you mentioned an entrance fee of ten pounds. Our entrance fee goes up slightly on an event day to take in the additional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Been done really well - you get a guided tour where you get to go into the crannock and life 2500 years ago is brought to life through the guide - very informative and fascinating - apart from all the history the construction of the building itself is quite a feat in its own right! Then get demo of tools... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went in February as it is an interesting topic .. only to find it closed for the winter. hopefully it will be open if we are back later in the year.

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