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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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Iron Age Homestead

Extremely interesting guided tour of a reconstructed Crannog. Would have housed several families... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve B
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Brilliant trip back in time

The Scottish Crannog Centre is an authentically recreated Crannog on Loch Tay. Visitors have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Simon M
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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
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South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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+44 1887 830583
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Extremely interesting guided tour of a reconstructed Crannog. Would have housed several families and animals. Demonstration of how they were built, maintained, and heated. Fascinating demonstrations of tool making, cloth making, and fire raising. A bit pricey but worth the money.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Scottish Crannog Centre is an authentically recreated Crannog on Loch Tay. Visitors have a chance to browse the exhibition setting the Crannogs in context before being taken out to the Crannog by a guide. Ours was very comprehensive and explained the concept and construction...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw the signs and went to investigate. This turned out to be an extremely informative visit with a guide (Rich) who was very knowledgeable, entertaining and clearly passionate about archaeology. You might think it is expensive to get in, however it is excellent value for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen the attraction on the road map but not seeing any leaflets about the place, we turned up to the Scottish cCrannog Centre without really knowing what we would expect. What we found was an amazing reconstruction of a Scottish Crannog, with a wonderful...More

1  Thank BennettsAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent historic interpretation. Rich, the guide was very informative - everything from replacing Crannog timbers through wool spinning to Roman mouth wash! Could have kept the Explorers busy drilling holes in stone or starting fires for hours! Well worth a visit.

1  Thank stuartr799
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scottish Crannog Centre is an unassuming tourist attraction, but the guided tour provides a lively and thorough explanation of the lives and habitat of Loch Tay's bronze age inhabitants. Our daughter (9) was fascinated by the explanations about the construction of and living conditions...More

1  Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the crannog centre today. Amazing place to visit. The exhibition is interesting but the crannog itself is superb to see. The tour guide had loads of information and kept every one involved including the kids. The interactive part of the tour is very...More

1  Thank Josephine O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather on our visit wasn't very Scottish (three seasons) at once. How ever this just added to the fun and proved just how well the Crannog was built. The Staff are passionate and very knowledgeable about the whole experience was a must see for...More

1  Thank ShaneLeC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After deliberating on paying for the tour as it may have not held our young Children's attention we wee glad we decided to go for it. Rachel the tour guide made the whole visit for us. Being late in the day and close to closing...More

1  Thank RoseParker33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating visit, not simply to see the reconstructed Cranog, but to learn how stone age people may have lived. Sitting in the Cranog with other visitors, soft ferns and wool underfoot, listening to Guide Tony was to travel back in time two...More

1  Thank Bobby7587
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Inchconnachan
21 October 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
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Dawn W
1 October 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
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kilted chef
21 August 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
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