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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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A glimpse of life in prehistoric times. Bought to life by skilled staff who escort visitors through... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Roger F
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Unmissable!

Fabulous, fascinating visit that presents in an accessible, interactive way information about the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Sarah H
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Edinburgh
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A glimpse of life in prehistoric times. Bought to life by skilled staff who escort visitors through the exhibits. The artefacts on display are top quality.

1  Thank Roger F
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, fascinating visit that presents in an accessible, interactive way information about the reconstructed crannog, the technologies and lives of the people living there and the archeological excavation going on a crannog site elsewhere on the loch. The guides are engaging, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic....More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fantastic visit to the Crannog, exhibition then our guide Daniel was very knowledgeable and certainly made this experience even better. The interactive activities near the end were a wonderful idea and just how hard these people worked. Thoroughly recommend this.

1  Thank Alayne D
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We visited the centre earlier this week as it's just down the road from where we are staying and I am very glad we did. Everyone who works at the centre was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about both the crannog and history in general. Our tour...More

1  Thank zjg22
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We visited The Crannog Centre while we were visiting nearby Kenmore, The staff were very informative with lots of very interesting things to have a try at. A great day out for all the family

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have just finished our visit and would recommend it. Age ranges in our party were from eight to forty. Our guide Dirk was very knowledgeable and kept everyone involved. The practical demonstrations kept everyone engaged too. Worth a visit.

1  Thank EastOrdMan
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Crannog. The exhibit was informative and interesting. The tour inside the Crannog itself was fascinating thanks to our guide Rich. He was clearly very passionate about the Crannog which made the tour all the more enjoyable. We particularly...More

2  Thank GL129
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Staying in Pitlochry I decided to visit this place as I hadn't been before. Was a bit daunted by the lengthy journey, with nothing to see or do on the way, but it was well worth the journey! The staff were VERY informative and friendly.....More

1  Thank Shona P
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A fantastic little gem of a place. Guided by someone who obviously knows their information you find out the who, what, when, where and how. Get hands on....see if you can make fire the iron age way....! Very reasonably priced. Allow 2 - 3 hours.

1  Thank kaparobi
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Crannog with 4 children 10-13. The staff were v knowledgable & friendly. I'd never visited anything like the Crannog before. The reconstruction is amazing. There were many crafts for adults & children to have a go at, as well as an exhibition...More

1  Thank LISA G
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Inchconnachan
Are dogs allowed?
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
hello. we are holidaying in November and would love to visit. will you be open?
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
we are staying at kenmore lodges and would like to visit can you send directions and cost please
22 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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