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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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Fascinating museum

We visited the Crannog Centre yesterday and were totally bowled over by the experience. The staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ukjunela
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Fantastic time for all

Surprisingly compelling immersive historical experience. Beyond the grounds and exhibits, all of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris Greg G
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The Scottish Crannog Centre is a 5-star reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. Our museum features 2,500-year-old underwater discoveries; our Iron Age Interpreters will guide you through life on the loch 500 BCE; hands-on ancient crafts and technologies. Hire a dugout canoe and paddle into prehistory (weather and experience permitting). Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age interpreters, actively bring the past to life for adults and children alike from ages 4 +. Gift shop offering an excellent selection of books, crafts and light refreshments from our snack bar. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on site.
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South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Crannog Centre yesterday and were totally bowled over by the experience. The staff there were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience so interesting. I had never heard of the Crannogs before although I love hearing about Iron Age life...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly compelling immersive historical experience. Beyond the grounds and exhibits, all of which attempt to be iron age accurate, the most interesting thing is the staff who all know their topics inside and out and speak eloquently and entertainingly. Wonderful stop for people of all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Crannog Centre on a Sunday morning. Had a look round the small museum which will soon be refurbed. Then went into the Crannog which had been built authentically. Our guide in the Crannog was fantastic and showed us how an old lathe work and...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had visited the centre 10 years earlier with our 11 year old son and we loved it then but on this occasion my husband and I visited again ourselves. We were initially surprised at the apartment complex that seems to have mushroomed somewhat opposite...More

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ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this fantastic review. We try our very best to provide the best visitor experience and our Iron Age Interpreters are truly passionate about the subject. We're very pleased to hear you had such a...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Rich was great he taught us all about the Crannog and the people who built it, then we went out to and had a go at using the lathe and making fires - much harder than he made it look but it was great fun....More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

You could easily spend a few hours here. Our guide John was great, explaining in great detail how life would have been living in the Crannog. Following this we were shown the skills that would have been necessary to survive, starting a fire, wood turning,...More

1  Thank DebbieMeredith22
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have been before in previous years but there is always some new discovery or demonstration to see. This year the cookery demonstration is not limited to special occasions but is now on every day extolling the highlights of pigs' trotters stew, iron age butter...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This is a living experiment in Bronze/Iron age living. The crannog itself is built on the site of an original building using no modern tools but rather authentic materials and methods and is a great example of sustainability. The people who work there are passionate...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What appears to be a small attraction from outside is like the tardis - way bigger than it seems and full of interesting history! First visit to Loch Tay and we had never heard of a Crannog before but now we are better educated! Really...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited the Crannog on the Easter weekend and the Atmosphere was buzzing. Displays from the iron age and Staff dressed up in Iron age clothing was very atmospheric. Displays of Cooking and samples, woodworking and jewellery making were all being demonstrated. The staff were...More

1  Thank Betty T
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ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit Betty. The Easter weekend event was pretty special. Hope to see you back with us soon.

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Soph1981
9 March 2018|
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Response from ScottishCrannog C | Property representative |
Hi there, huge apologies for not getting back to you sooner - we have not been receiving notification of messages. Most 3-year-olds are completely fascinated by what we do the Centre as it represents something very new in... More
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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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