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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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Highlight of our trip

This is an amazing historical and archeological site. The tour is outstanding and the history of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sacramento, California
Just down the loch

We were staying just down the loch for a few days in the Highlands and saw the center mentioned in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
simon s
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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
South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
+44 1887 830583
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing historical and archeological site. The tour is outstanding and the history of these Crannogs amazing. We were so glad we drove to Kenmore to take the tour.

1  Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying just down the loch for a few days in the Highlands and saw the center mentioned in the hotel information guide, noting that there was an event on that weekend at the centre related to woodwork we decided to go along, and...More

1  Thank simon s
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here at a friend's suggestion to find out about local history. This is not one of my favourite interests but I was entranced by the combination of excellent knowledge, clear descriptions and plenty of really interesting demonstrations of how people lived in the...More

1  Thank msjhaffey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this attraction during a holiday in Kenmore. We were warmly welcomed and told exactly where to go and what to expect. The tour guide was obviously very passionate about his work and wasn't scared to tell us that some discoveries hadn't been made yet...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit, great staff, lovely shop, amazing information, great to sit inside the Crannog and be given so much information. Great hands on with the working tools and making fire! Fabulous guide with loads of facts. A must do for all ages

1  Thank iancP9594XF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great visit. We sat in the Crannog and learnt about the history of how the inhabitants of the original Crannogs would have Iived, I found it quite an immersive experience and the guide was great and was actively involved in the building...More

1  Thank Rob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Scottish Crannog Centre recently. It is located at Kenmore, on the south bank of Loch Tay. There is an interesting exhibition of artefacts, explaining how people lived in the area in the Iron Age. You are then taken in a group of...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reconstructed on the site of an ancient Crannog, you walk across a wooden bridge into a reconstructed iron-age dwelling. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents in costume welcome you back over 2000 years in time. Great hands on experiences of turning wood with a pole lathe, spinning...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few days staying in Kenmore and took our 2 daughters aged 10 & 14 to visit the Crannog Centre, one afternoon. What a gem of a place, we got to sit as a part of a larger group in The Crannog, while...More

1  Thank suegibson100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience for anyone interested in archaeology and history. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept everyone's interest at all times. Great fun especially for the children who were able to demonstrate their Iron Age skills with the many hands on activities. Lovely onsite shop selling...More

1  Thank lizboath
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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
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
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