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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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A must place to visit

Got to say I didn't know to much about Crannogs but the lady who did our tour really explained well, it's also good for the kids with lots of things to do after visiting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Got to say I didn't know to much about Crannogs but the lady who did our tour really explained well, it's also good for the kids with lots of things to do after visiting the Crannog and a Big hats off for the guys who run this..

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 12, mixed ages from 6 to 78, both French and English, and fully enjoyed the whole experience. The Crannog Centre team were able to give the French speakers a document which explained everything to them in French and the guide even tried to speak French where she was able. The kids particularly enjoyed learning how... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The guides here were excellent and really brought the past to life. It was so interesting to see the demonstrations of how fire was made, wool was spun and holes ground in rocks. Sitting in the crannog and seeing and hearing how the occupants of a crannog would have used the space and how they lives was fantastic. I can't... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Plenty of parking and tours provided with well informed guides. The last tour is 3.30pm and the shop closes at 5.30pm. The small museum adds further interest to the experience. You can also get a good view at loch level from the yacht club slipway and reading up about crannogs on the web first is a good idea. A great... More 

1 Thank Rossergruffydd
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Amazing reconstruction of the crannog and a very interesting guided vist. Well worth going. Great for all ages with things for youngsters but also really interesting for adults. Don't just drive past!

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We had an extremely interesting couple of hours at the Scottish Crannofg Centre. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and made the place come to life. There is a small display of iron age technology, a small museum and the highlight is a reconstructed iron age crannog out in the water. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a real insight into the life of our predecessors. The Crannog is amazing in structure and ingenuity. What made these people come up with this design? It's fascinating how they engineered it without our modern day tools. Thanks to all the staff who explained the facts and were dressed like the people who would have lived there. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Situated on beautiful Loch Tay this full scale reconstruction of an Iron Age crannog (dwelling on stilts built over water ) offers a fascinating portal into the past. You can enter the crannog , which is surprisingly large, and absorb the sights, smells and textures of life in the Iron Age. It is a snug and welcoming place. On shore... More 

2 Thank Jack L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this place. Not disappointed as this is a superb place in a stunning location. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and easy going. Nice area outside with good information. If travelling by bus the driver stop at the entrance to let you off.

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Falkland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

fascinating history. very well presented information and a knowledgeable guide. This suits all ages and there is an interactive section where you can try to make fire.

1 Thank Marilyn J

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