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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Interesting and interactive for all of us. There were loads of tools that were used for demonstrations but could also be tried out by everyone. Even shown how to make fire, which we failed at!! It's not as easy as it looks. They also have some events, we were there when there was Bronze tool making. Staff are friendly and... More

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Scotland
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very informative and interesting couple of hours with excellent staff on hand, but we found this to be quite an expensive family outing.

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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you love archaeology then this is a must. Ever wondered why Scottish lochs have small islands with trees on them - this will tell you that it was the hand of iron age man. Lovingly recreated iron age round house on stilts in the loch. Fascinating guided tour from guides complete with iron age dress! Demonstration of iron age... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Restored iron age family community dwelling constructed on foundation poles within Loch Tay. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides with hands on activities and informative visitor centre. Highly recommended for families in all weathers!

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beaufort, sc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Interesting display of housing used by ancestors of all who have links to Scotland. Great demonstration by the on-site guides.

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A really interesting and delightful visit. Our guide Sophia was very informative and explained the history well, she also "made" fire at the demonstration at the end of our tour. I will admit i didn't know what a Crannog was before but now i can tell my family and friends a bit of the history of them!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great day out which was informative entertaining with the help of costumed member of staff who brought the iron age to life and the chance to take part in various activities such as fire light wood turning as it would have been two and half thousand years ago

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We didn't quite know what to expect, but were most impressed when we visited. The crannog they show you round is a reproduction of those which were built 2,500 years ago. The guides are academics, and were very enthusiastic. They dress as the people did, and demonstrate skills they used (e.g. fire making).

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Teignmouth Devon England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a wonderful attraction to visit (and....there is a superb restaurant next door!). To see a real life Crannog; an ancient home so to speak ,is absolutely amazing. The tours are excellent and there's something different every time we go there. Good place for children to learn " hands on"about ancient life, including the rearing of animals, in Scotland.... More

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A really interesting and informative visit. Before I went I did not know what a Crannog was but the staff explained things very well and there were a number of interactive exhibits which helped get a feel of what it was like to live in one.

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