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The Scottish Crannog Centre

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Address: South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1887 830583
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Thank you Daniel for a very informative Tour of this fantastic look at life 2.500years ago... both informative & entertaining... we visited in the October half term there are not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Samhain festival - lots of storytelling and fires! Although it wasn't a recreation of a traditional Samhain celebration (which is what I originally thought it would be), it was great fun listening to stories and lore by the fire and in the dwelling - with the grand finale, the burning of the ram.

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Daniel for a very informative Tour of this fantastic look at life 2.500years ago... both informative & entertaining... we visited in the October half term there are not many attractions you can enjoy with children who gain as much enjoyment as the adults and then are allowed to put what they have just learnt into practice without constantly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative and friendly demonstration of what life was like for the folk who lived by Loch Tay over 2,000 years ago. In addition to walking into and hearing about these lakeside dwellings, there was also a detailed show and tell of some of the critical skills needed as part of the hard life lived back then,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting tour to learn about the history of Crannogs and how the early Scots lived on the lochs. Diane was a very good guide who showed us lots of hands-on activities like how to start a fire. You could try the activities yourself after the demonstration. You also got to go inside a replica of a Crannog to see how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most interesting, and extremely well presented, the hour's visit just flew past.There is a lot that can be learned about crannogs!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is mainly for schools. It would be great if the guides had a more structured way of showing visitors around. On both visits we are invited to ask questions whereas a structured "story to tell" about Crannog would have been a better way to inform tourists of such an amazing part of a very old piece of Scottish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting visit with some great hands on experiences for the whole family. Tour guides have an obvious passion for their subject which made the day all the more interesting. Brilliant day out!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The guide on the tour of the crannog center was very informative and made the experience fun for all the ages on the tour which was a mix of young children and retired couples. All in all a great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Though the picture looks as if this is in the middle of nowhere, it is actually at the edge of a village. However, as soon as you set foot in the crannog, you are back in the iron age. The lake dwelling has been built in exactly the way they would have been all those years ago, and our very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited last night for their Samhain celebration and was not disappointed. Excellent entertainment, friendly, very very helpful staff and delicious food. We've been several times, for celebrations and also took my nieces and nephews there. Very hands on, informative and interactive, especially for children. The staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The Samhain celebration on... More 

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