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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Milton Keynes
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

In a beautiful setting on Loch Tay we had a wonderful time experiencing life as it was in the iron age, trying out fire making and using lathes, with guides dressed in iron age costumes who obviously just want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the rest of us. We sat in the Crannog and tried to imagine what... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In our party both the kids and adults were amazed and thrilled especially by the hands on stuff and enthusiasm of the guide

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great to have so much fun while learning something about our ancestors. Great visit for all age groups. Good to see children being able to get hands on and try iron age tools and to try on some clothes of tthe time. Will definitely return with my grandchildren. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the guides really add to the experience.

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Gem Lake, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This one was great for parents and kids alike. We learned about pre-historic life in Scotland and got to use a manual lathe and make our fire from wood friction. Don't miss it!

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Absolutely brilliant place. Breathtaking reconstruction of an iron age crannog. Lots of hands on, interactive activities including the lathes, fire raising, making dyes from indigenous plants. Stunning display of wools and dyes. Staffed with enthusiastic informed people who really made the visit. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing attraction, really interesting for both adults and children alike. Tour of the Crannog and then hands-on trying out ancient techniques. Helpful staff, who knew their stuff. My 5 year old son and I both enjoyed dressing up and then going round the Crannog!

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited The Crannog last time we were in the area. A superb attraction. Interactive for adults and children alike.

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