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“A Different Day Out”

The Scottish Crannog Centre
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Kenmore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The setting is magnificent! At first the centre looks small and we thought we would be through it and off down the road in no time but it turned out to be fascinating at every turn. Our guide was full of enthusiasm and escorted us across the bridge into the beautifully reconstructed Crannog. A great day out for adults and children alike with hands-on things to try, like wood turning and fire starting. Definitely recommended as an insight into the 'ordinary' lives of the ancient Scots and a change from castles and gardens.

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"iron age"
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"loch tay"
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"well worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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"hands on activities"
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"on stilts"
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"wool spinning"
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"guided tour"
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"step back in time"
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"bronze age"
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"fascinating insight"
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"daily life"
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"interesting visit"
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"fascinating place"
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"children and adults"
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"great for kids"
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"scottish history"
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is an amazing place. It is interactive. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgable. The demonstrations were interesting and we were encouraged to participate. This is a place not to be missed!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

A reconstructed crannog and museum. The guided tour while compulsory (which I am not usually a fan of) is an absolute joy, unhurried, informative and interesting. There are plenty of opportunities to try out the ancient skills described including using the fire bow, and wood turning.

The small museum with an introductory film and display of underwater archaeology is also excellent.

Thank Alison H
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Really enjoyed the demonstrations and talk, extremely interesting, the staff are very enthusiastic. You can even dress up!

Thank christoby
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

A really interesting and well thought out place to go. The visit to the crannog itself is guided - in a relaxed way - our guide was very good and unhurried. The display about the underwater archaeology is really interesting, and after you've visited the crannog you can try turning wood/drilling stones and even lighting a fire Iron-age style.

Thank SaraRvw
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