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The Scottish Crannog Centre

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Address: South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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+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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Facinating look into Iron Age Scotland

The Centre had a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. they take you through their painstakingly built crannog on sight to show you how the iron age residents of the area lived... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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Bothell, Washington
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Centre had a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. they take you through their painstakingly built crannog on sight to show you how the iron age residents of the area lived. They also show you how the populace made their tools and such, and let you try them yourself like using a primitive lathe or making fire. There is a... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had this on my "to do list" for years - ever since I watched a documentary about this and this year I finally got my chance to visit and I was not disappointed. The museum is very informative not only about Crannogs themselves but also the general time lines and life of the people in those days. They do... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This site is fascinating, to say the least. To imagine the effort and creativity of people so many hundreds of years ago as they built their community dwellings in the middle of lochs, subsisting on both land and water food sources. The guide, wearing period garments, helped each of us to envision the relationships and activities of the time period.... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very interesting snap shot of the past. Plenty to see and a chance to try a few activities too. We visited as a mixed age group and all enjoyed it.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

First you get to dress up in historically accurate cloaks, then you venture over the bridge into the Crannog. It is quite dark but you adjust quickly and has a hay covered floor so remember to take your allergy tablets! We thoroughly enjoyed our Crannog experience and learnt a lot from it. So interesting to learn about how ancient people... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We visited the Crannog Centre on a very bleak wet day in July which did nothing to dampen the story telling or activities during our time there. What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Our guide was superb and very obviously passionate about the history of the Crannog and history in general which made it even more... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Last Friday was very wet, so to pass a couple hours we visited the Crannog Centre. My husband didn't really fancy it, however he came away saying "what a great experience!" The reconstructed Crannog is a masterpiece in construction. It's amazing to see the original pieces of wood( thousands of years old) still preserved. The guides bring the museum to... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Scottish Crannog Centre outside Aberfeldy gives you a glimpse into the lives of the "scots" 2500 years ago, and the guides are very knowledable and skilled. Learn how they lived, worked and used tools and worked the ground way bak in time

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

While we didn't have the most entertaining guide this is definitely worth seeing. The historical activities at the end are great fun for both adults and children alike!

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We dropped by the Crannog Centre during our roadtrip in the Highlands in July 2016. The guides were all super knowledgeable and passionate. They explained what the loch dwellings known as crannogs were, how they were built and how people in the bronze age lived in general. They showed us their tools, how they were used and let us play... More 

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