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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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aldridge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

What a good morning out. The guide was excellent and very knowledgible.His demonstrations of old ways of woodworking and making fire really made it enjoyable for the children who were there.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Scottish Crannog Centre is truly a step back in time - 2,500 years to the Iron Age, to be precise! The reconstructed Crannog has been rebuilt in the loch where it originally existed. There is also a visitor centre, including a gift shop, with information about the underwater archaeology which has taken place over nearly 20 years and exhibiting... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

well worth a visit with very helpful staff in costume. See how they lived in that area and what tools were used.

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Herkenbosch, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An enjoyable experience. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we admired her determination to get the kindle lit. Access to the Crannock is along a log causeway that can be slippery when wet. Once inside the Crannoch.with its moss-covered, log floor it was easy to imagine how the folk lived almost 2500 years ago.

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east kilbride
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A relaxing couple of hours spent here listening to a very informed guide who gave us practical demonstrations of would carving and how to light a fire using just wood and kindle..no matches or flints. Amazing!

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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