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The Scottish Crannog Centre

South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
+44 1887 830583
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Loved this educational visit!

This is a fantastic place to go if you are in the area or even just passing through. The guides... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Livingston, United Kingdom
via mobile

Not sure what I can add that hasn't been said before other than our 6 year and 3 year olds loved... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
+44 1887 830583
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to go if you are in the area or even just passing through. The guides were brilliant and so knowledgeable. We had never heard of Crannog's before so this was just such an interesting experience for all of us. Even...More

1  Thank 4Taylz
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what I can add that hasn't been said before other than our 6 year and 3 year olds loved the whole thing as did the adults. Guides were great-incredibly knowledgable and clearly passionate about the work they do both around education and the...More

1  Thank Louise252
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Employees made this a magical tour into how life was ages ago in this area. Historical background and demonstrations were very good, with a good dose of Scottish humor added in! Very glad we went, good for all ages.

1  Thank 55jbs
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The Scottish Crannog Centre gives a fascinating insight into the way of life of the neolithic inhabitants of the Tay crannogs and the surrounding areas. All visits are guided by costumed guides and who display a deep knowledge of life in the crannogs and of...More

1  Thank fhdCornwall
ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016

We are delighted that all our visitors enjoy their time at the Scottish Crannog Centre and are we appreciate people taking the time to write up such fabulous reports - it helps us tweak and improve our visitor experience. However, we just wanted to point...More

Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived and went straight onto the tour. We all enjoyed it especially my 7 year old who was very impressed with the tools and fire making. The lady (didn't catch her name) who did our tour was very knowledgeable and helped us get a feeling...More

2  Thank Scot R
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today. Staff in period costume bring the well reconstructed Crannog to life. Children enjoyed hearing about daily life in the Crannog. We were then all treated to a historical wood turning, hole drilling, flour milling demonstration followed by best of the lot a...More

2  Thank Gavin D
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We braved driving on the wrong side of skinny roads to reach the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay, and it was absolutely worth it. If you can't drive, find a bus that will take you there. This place exceeded our expectations. There are more than...More

2  Thank Westback
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

An excellent history lesson delivered with passion and enthusiasm. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish

2  Thank fir3mansam
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Offers great interactive experience of daily life in iron-age Scotland. The guides were very knowledgeable. Crannog offered a nice warm fire on a cool day.

Thank Halekauwila
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We are here in Scotland on holiday from Australia. As an archaeology student, I had bookmarked the Scottish Crannog Centre for a visit so that I could see experimental archaeology in action on the other side of the world. I was not disappointed! The Crannog...More

1  Thank Deb E
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October 21, 2016|
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Response from ScottishCrannog C | Property representative |
With huge apologies for not answering this sooner. We are sorry but dogs are not allowed in the Centre, except assistance dogs. As one reviewer said, we do have an area outside for dogs to sit and wait for you. It is just... More
Dawn W
October 1, 2016|
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Response from ScottishCrannog C | Property representative |
Hi there - apologies for the delay in responding to your question. The Centre closes for the season on 31 October after our Celtic Samhain Festival. We re-open on 01 April 2017 for our 20th Anniversary year. We note... More
kilted chef
August 21, 2015|
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Response from ScottishCrannog C | Property representative |
Welcome! We are located on the south side of Loch Tay, just outside of the village of Kenmore. From Kenmore Square, head on the A827 towards Aberfeldy, following the end of the loch. Where the main road A827 curves sharply... More