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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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We were intrigued by this and we went through the talk and experience of what life was like at these times. Might be good for a day but for a life time - you would have to get use... read more

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were intrigued by this and we went through the talk and experience of what life was like at these times. Might be good for a day but for a life time - you would have to get use to it. The staff were magnificent explaining so carefully every aspect of life and how the crafts were carried out. May... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an extremely worthwhile place to visit. The staff have a fantastic in depth knowledge and make it interesting for all ages. After learning about the cranogs we were shown what life would have been like in the iron age. There was an interactive session where we were shown how to start a fire, carv wood and make clothes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Centre is located on a beautiful Loch Tay and the views are fantastic. Both the adults and the kids (6 and 8) enjoyed learning about the history of the place and trying hands on the tools from the Iron age. The experience is very interactive. Friendly and enthusiastic staff. The centre is not very large but well worth a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attraction pressed every button! It was so interesting and such a history lesson. Our tour guide Seonag gave us a very full and fascinating insight of the living conditions of the Crannog people. We sat inside the Crannog and it was like stepping back in time. An amazing structure, carefully reconstructed as it would have originally been built. Seonag... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This centre includes not only a genuine recreation of a Crannog but they have days where they show you how Scots in the Bronze Age would have cooked the available food. Their expertise has been gleamed from the archaeological evidence found at the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting insight into ancient Scotland. Kids loved using the old tools and visiting the Crannog on the water. Guides were very informative.

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Thank Rebecca N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there as we've been close to and enjoyed a very informative and diverting forenoon. All people we found on site were extremely friendly and helpful and the items shown are a good mixture of history and how-to. Watching staff making fire, drilling and other tasks using ancient technology and tools was as exciting as having had a chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had low expectations for this attractions, but ended up being blown away. The small visitor center/museum had interesting exhibits that explained the history of this iron age site and its reconstruction. Our guide Rich invited us into the main structure and explained how people lived during the error. He then took us to another area with tools from the bronze... More 

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

We were staying in Aberfeldy so quite close and arrived as they opened. We took a look around the exhibits in the small exhibition, including a short film about how the Crannog is built, which was interesting. There's a small model of a Crannog and artifacts that were taken from the lake in the underwater exploration of Oakbank Crannog and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you're near Kenmore. Our guide Rich did an excellent job of describing the people who lived here in the prehistoric times. The archaeologists put together a very educational exhibit with their finds at Loch Tay. It definitely is worth the cost of admission to have someone like Rich take you through and explain the... More 

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