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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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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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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We went not knowing what to expect, and we were very pleasantly suprised! The tour was interesting, informative, and the staff were incredibly knowledgeable, and friendly. If your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went not knowing what to expect, and we were very pleasantly suprised! The tour was interesting, informative, and the staff were incredibly knowledgeable, and friendly. If your wanting to do something a little different on your weekend away this would be a good place to start.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Vividly brought to life by the guides/enactors and then everybody can have a go with grinding corn, using a lathe or starting a fire using iron age technology.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

While staying at Kenmore Hotel we visited the Crannog Centre and paid for Guided Tour which explained how our forefathers lived and what they made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Crannog was on our wish list and did'nt disappoint in fact it was much better than expected. The staff were very knowledgeable giving very informative and interesting talks. One of the talks was on the Operation of Replica wood lathes used by the Crannog families and then we ( adults and children ) were encouraged to try our hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had no idea what a Crannog was before visiting this centre. So informative and glad we didn't pass it up! Staff are so passionate and will answer or try to answer all of your questions.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

OK, so as we were staying in the village or Kenmore, and were walking for a big part of the weekend - it was inevitable we would come across the centre. At first I was put of by the entrance fee .. nearly £9 seemed a bit steep for a look round a hut. I am glad to have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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 our 10 and 8 year old thoroughly enjoyed learning about the building of the Crannog... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 archaeology itself. An easy 5 stars!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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 the ongoing archaeological investigations into other crannogs in Loch Tay. The visit ends with a... More 

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ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this review

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 out that although the earliest Crannog identified was indeed Neolithic, our Centre here focuses upon... More 

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