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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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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This was a great, educational stop. We really enjoyed our time here, especially wearing the cloaks, it was a lot of fun. Awesome people working here. (10/2013)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great, educational stop. We really enjoyed our time here, especially wearing the cloaks, it was a lot of fun. Awesome people working here. (10/2013)

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Portsoy, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good educational experience. Friendly helpful staff and all at a good price!! You get a nice wee blanket to keep you warm through it and get hands on with fire making etc.. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could just be amazed by the history and the wonder of the building. Our guide was very informative about this place and it was a nice to spend sometime there. Go early if you can

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I imagined that this might be quite a quick place to visit when I saw the small size of the site. It easily could have been had it not been for the wonderful tour leader Marianne who had so much information and enthusiasm to share about all things Crannog. Three generations of our family were enthralled. Really excellent.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was thoroughly looking forward to visiting the crannog center and learning a bit more about the history of Scotland. Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I found that, after a very clear, informative and humorous talk & demo, we were able to try our hand at a wide range of traditional crafts before going into the crannog and... More 

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Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Our guide was so good that we sat transfixed by his stories in the Crannog and went way past our allocated time. He was knowledgeable and interested in his subject matter. This was more than a job for him. Interactive activities outside were loved by the kids and the exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We went here on recommendation from my parents who had visited recently and it did not disappoint! So educational, interesting and fun. Very good value for money

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Really interesting trip, lots to do for the kids and the adults enjoyed it to. Learnt a lot in a very short time. Great displays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited here with our baby and 6 year old son. Thought it was a bit expensive but we ended up having loads of fun and staying for quite a while. Our boy learned how to start a fire, mound bowls, grind wheat etc. Very interesting and staff were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I visited the Crannog centre with my husband and our grandparents for a quick thing to do nearby on our holiday. We weren't expecting much from it, as it appeared small from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised by the in depth exploration and activities provided by the very friendly staff. When we arrived we paid our very reasonable... More 

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