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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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Wonderful experience

This is the ultimate experience for all ages especially when they are doing their special days e.g. food tasting etc

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mrs S
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ultimate experience for all ages especially when they are doing their special days e.g. food tasting etc

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had a variety of friends here form other parts of the world and none have been disappointed in the location and the interesting aspects of the centre. The staff are well informed of the period where these buildings were used and keep us informed with the interesting facts and items showing how the people coped and lived in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scottish Crannog Centre really brings the Iron Age to life with all the brilliant hands on activities. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, as well as being very passionate. Great place to visit with the family. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The best way to reach the centre is by car. There is on street car parking available.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A brilliant place. Really informative The hands on activities and the guides are brilliant. the crannog Is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a great time at the Samhain festival - lots of storytelling and fires! Although it wasn't a recreation of a traditional Samhain celebration (which is what I originally thought it would be), it was great fun listening to stories and lore by the fire and in the dwelling - with the grand finale, the burning of the ram.

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you Daniel for a very informative Tour of this fantastic look at life 2.500years ago... both informative & entertaining... we visited in the October half term there are not many attractions you can enjoy with children who gain as much enjoyment as the adults and then are allowed to put what they have just learnt into practice without constantly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very informative and friendly demonstration of what life was like for the folk who lived by Loch Tay over 2,000 years ago. In addition to walking into and hearing about these lakeside dwellings, there was also a detailed show and tell of some of the critical skills needed as part of the hard life lived back then,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Interesting tour to learn about the history of Crannogs and how the early Scots lived on the lochs. Diane was a very good guide who showed us lots of hands-on activities like how to start a fire. You could try the activities yourself after the demonstration. You also got to go inside a replica of a Crannog to see how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Most interesting, and extremely well presented, the hour's visit just flew past.There is a lot that can be learned about crannogs!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The place is mainly for schools. It would be great if the guides had a more structured way of showing visitors around. On both visits we are invited to ask questions whereas a structured "story to tell" about Crannog would have been a better way to inform tourists of such an amazing part of a very old piece of Scottish... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about your experience at the Centre. We value all comments which help us review and tweak what we do here. First of all, may we say that we welcome all visitors to the Scottish Crannog Centre where individuals, families, schools, universities, tourist groups as well as interest groups... More 

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