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The Scottish Crannog Centre

South Tay Road, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
01887 830583
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Kenmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bristol
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Scottish Crannog Centre is a fascinating step back to prehistoric times. All aspects are well explained for both young and old. The museum, exhibition and audio-visual give a good insight into the history of the Crannog. This is followed by a guided tour of the Crannog itself. The location on Loch Tay is wonderful. All in all, a good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I wanted to visit this place as the photos of it looked nice...on arrival, i wasn't disappointed...it is a stunning place. We were taken over to the Crannog and were given a really interesting talk about the house. We were then shown the tools of the time, told how they worked and was given a demonstration. The lady then showed... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Really interesting and informative centre which we would highly recommend. Spent a 3 hour morning there without any problem and the time simply flew by.

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Loch Tay is a beautiful (adjectives fail) corner of Scotland. No wonder ancient Scots built Crannogs on the water. Amazing Iron Age construction design, so straightforward and practical and strategically defensive against invaders. See the website; www.crannog.co.uk/ The demonstrations of wood turning, fire starting, wool spinning brings living history to life. This is not a children's museum but for all... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was about the fifth time we've visited the Crannog Centre and it was still really enjoyable and interesting. It's a fantastic construction and the guides are very knowledgeable and the hands-on features (wood turning, wool spinning, fire making) are well worth a go. A brilliant example of 'living history' - I can't wait for the next visit!

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Step back in time and see how our ancestors lived, a must see for adults and kids! Teach you not only history but appreciate the comfort of our existence at present, wonderful experience

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great tour with a well informed enthusiastic guide. Really interesting to hear the history and fun to try out tools and attempt to start a fire using wood and leather. When I learnt that they have been excavating an underwater Crannog site for 30 years and this Crannog took 3 years to build, was more than happy to pay £8.50... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ours was a big party of adults and children, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the visit because the guide was so informative and kept all ages enthralled and involved. The demonstrations of old methods of wood turning were good as was the museum which was well laid out and informative. There was an excellent cafe close by and truly nothing... More

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Bristol, England
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A fascinating insight into early life around the Lochs. I don't have children but watching the look of wonder on the young lads face as the guide made fire was priceless!

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were staying at a cottage close to the centre (well 7 miles down a single track road by the banks of Loch Tay) and decided to try it out. It was great and the kids loved it. The demonstrations at the end were the icing on the cake (especially the fire demonstration, this big kid of 37 loved that!).

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