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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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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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Interesting look into local history and a great day out for kids and adults alike.

First you get to dress up in historically accurate cloaks, then you venture over the bridge into the Crannog. It is quite dark but you adjust quickly and has a hay covered floor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First you get to dress up in historically accurate cloaks, then you venture over the bridge into the Crannog. It is quite dark but you adjust quickly and has a hay covered floor so remember to take your allergy tablets! We thoroughly enjoyed our Crannog experience and learnt a lot from it. So interesting to learn about how ancient people... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Crannog Centre on a very bleak wet day in July which did nothing to dampen the story telling or activities during our time there. What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Our guide was superb and very obviously passionate about the history of the Crannog and history in general which made it even more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Last Friday was very wet, so to pass a couple hours we visited the Crannog Centre. My husband didn't really fancy it, however he came away saying "what a great experience!" The reconstructed Crannog is a masterpiece in construction. It's amazing to see the original pieces of wood( thousands of years old) still preserved. The guides bring the museum to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Scottish Crannog Centre outside Aberfeldy gives you a glimpse into the lives of the "scots" 2500 years ago, and the guides are very knowledable and skilled. Learn how they lived, worked and used tools and worked the ground way bak in time

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Blackfalds, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While we didn't have the most entertaining guide this is definitely worth seeing. The historical activities at the end are great fun for both adults and children alike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by the Crannog Centre during our roadtrip in the Highlands in July 2016. The guides were all super knowledgeable and passionate. They explained what the loch dwellings known as crannogs were, how they were built and how people in the bronze age lived in general. They showed us their tools, how they were used and let us play... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

~The guide who told us the history of the Crannog was John, an amazing guy who knew all there was to know!!! Lots of demonstrations of how people lived at the end of the tour, would recommend for anybody, adults and children.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time visiting the Crannog and knew nothing about them before. But after the tour we know more than we did at the start. We will look at small islands on Lochs a bit more carefully. The information given when inside the Crannog was excellent and demonstrations after were also excellent.

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Valley Center, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving through the highlands and happened to see this place on the GPS and decided to drop in for a "quick" visit. We were happily surprised by this place. The guides were wonderful and informative, the small exhibit ably interprets this archaeological recreation and other crannog sites throughout Scotland, and the hands-on demonstrations of Iron Age tools and... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, Rich brought the experience to life with his demonstrations, which you too can try just to see how tricky fire making is.

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