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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
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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One of the most interesting places I have visited. To begin with there are facts and videos to look at before going in to the Crannog. There are blankets available to wrap up in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

One of the most interesting places I have visited. To begin with there are facts and videos to look at before going in to the Crannog. There are blankets available to wrap up in because inside the crannog can be quite cold. Our guide was very well informed and a pleasure to listen to. Unfortunately we did not have the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is well worth the money, it's so interesting and we were lucky to have a beautiful day to go which was a bonus the woman who did the tour and told us everything was brilliant and funny think the group we were in were boring though shhhhhh i laughed anyway! she also showed us certain ways the people would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The visit was more interesting than anticipated. The talk and demonstrations were done by real enthusiasts and I came away with a good understanding of Iron Age people and an appreciation of just how inventive the people of the time must have been. Great reconstructions and props.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You really find out how hard it was to exist thousands of years ago. How hard it would be to put a meal on the table. John our guide showed us how to have a work out by trying to make a fire which he did, even though it was chucking it down. We were so amazed how warm the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I have visited many times and I've never been disappointed. It is a must do in the area and whenever we have visitors over the crannog centre is on the top of the list. The staff have such a huge range of knowledge each time you go you learn loads of new things. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Decades of research have led to the building of this Iron Age crannog. Archaeologists have supervised the exhibition, construction, and training of the guides. The tour, presentation, and hands on centers are excellent. Not a cheesy moment. The center brings this era to life.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited on an 'special event day' which includes additional demonstrations of iron age crafts. However, this adds a couple of pounds to the entrance fee. The crannog itself is an impressive reconstruction and the ingenuity and craftsmanship of our forbears 5000 years ago is remarkable. There were 4 craft displays, on this occasion focussed on textiles, dyes, and spinning.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is the best historical attraction I have come across. The entire site is a reconstruction made to the exact, known specifications available through the on-going, underwater archaeological research that this charity works hand-in-glove with. The guides are relaxed and friendly while sharing their expertise in an easily accessible manner to all ages. The demonstrations of iron age technology are... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a great review! This, along with the other fantastic reviews we get from visitors, lets us know that we're doing something right! We love the Crannog and are so pleased that our visitors feel the same way. Gayle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had a lovely visit, we came late in the day, and I wish we would have arrived a bit earlier; there were several demonstrations, interactive, performed by knowledgeable people dressed in period costumes. They gave us an interactive picture of life during that time, and a bit of history, as it is rediscovered there. I really enjoyed this centre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We visited during a short break to Aberfeldy and thoroughly enjoyed the centre. The staff, information and the Crannog itself is a must if you are in the area. The guides bring it to life sharing what they know and demonstrate some of the skills they would have used.

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