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The Scottish Crannog Centre

Address: South Tay Road, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
Phone Number: 01887 830583
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Kenmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Scottish Crannog Centre is a 5 star, authentic reconstruction of an early Iron Age...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The uniquely Scottish craggogs have been reconstructed at this Centre. The prehistoric dwellings are made of wooden beams and thatch, and stand on the riverbed of a lake, linked by a bridge to the shore. There were once many of these crannogs used by wealthy clans in lochs across Scotland. As well as exploring inside the reconstructed crannog, we were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a fascinating experience Our tour guide was so passionate and an expert about the subject The tour was also fun with the tour guide bringing it to life Got a real feel for what it would be like to live in a Crannog 2000 years ago We also hot a demonstration of the tools at the time and... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Such a worthwhile, fascinating trip to this museum. Loved the hands on nature of the centre, making everything real. Beautiful location and excellent staff. A must!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is stepping into the past and reliving history when you visit the Crannog Centre. Hands on demonstrations of woodwoking with working tools as they would have been used all those years ago. We also made fire by rubbing sticks. The crannog is fascinating and well reconstructed. It shows how a crannog would have been made using origional tools and... More 

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Hyde Park, Vermont
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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I will admit I am a lover of history and this is a great place to really see the lives of those who lived during the Iron Age in Scotland, come to life. Our guide was Frances and she was very good - I really wanted to listen to her talk about the crannog all day, she clearly is engaged... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Friends took me here and it was well worth the drive. I knew nothing about Crannogs so learned a lot. The reconstructed Crannog was fascinating and all the staff and guides helpful and pleasant. I especially liked the way the guides interacted with the children in the craft demonstrations. They seemed to really enjoy engaging them in participating and thinking... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a visit today and although cold we had a great time with the kids. The guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Great for kids and adults

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I visited the Crannog Centre on Sunday 12th October. It was a lovely day to visit - bright and sunny - which made the loch and surrounding area look beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour. The tour starts in the exhibition room which is very informative for adults but still has some artefacts that may appeal... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited this place on the 4th Oct 2014 and thought it was amazing value for money. Our tour guide was brilliant and full of information and happy to answer all of our questions without rushing us. He also gave us various demostrations on working practices through time. Would definitely recommend anyone to visit this interesting place. We had a... More 

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to share his experience of working at the Crannog. He has inspired us to read more about these an ient dwellings and the nature and culture of our ancestors who lived and worked in and aroundthe Crannog.

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