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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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We visited today with grown up family and it was superb. The staff were all friendly and helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The exhibits were very interesting and the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today with grown up family and it was superb. The staff were all friendly and helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The exhibits were very interesting and the interactive displays were great fun for all ages. We were able to try fire lighting with a bow, wood turning, making butter and bread and many other activities. I would highly recommend... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2nd time visiting here with my 11 yr old and other half. Great place, painstakingly reconstructed and built. Great little visitor centre and exhibition before you get to the Crannog. The staff knowledge and enthusiasm is fantastic and they fully engage with everyone. After the Crannog you get the chance to try a great range of Iron Age skills including... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting and informative tour. The tour wasn't too long, but short enough to keep young children interested. It's £10 per adult for the tour, you can't visit the Crannog without doing a tour. However, you can get free entry if you return with your receipt within 6 months. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was fascinating to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Didn't know this place existed and only heard about it through the grapevine. This is well worth the cost. The tour was brilliant, made better by the tour guide who made history fun and made my 5-year old girl ask 2 relevant questions! There is loads of information in the place, interactive displays - could I start a fire!... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely structure, beautifully made. I went there to soak up the atmosphere but that wasn't possible. The English guide, Danny, complained about the computer not working and the office staff sending him too many people. It was strange as we were sheparded in for a squashed talk by the guide, then quickly shepherded out, so weren't able to soak up... More 

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

We are sorry to hear that your visit to the Centre left you feeling sad. We do our best to take everyone into consideration and give all our visitors the best possible experience however, we do offer guided tours and as such, time in the Crannog roundhouse is spent with our guides delivering information on the reconstruction, discoveries made in... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative kids were allowed to dress up and be part of it all. I got to make fire it was all good fun . On a cold and blustery day

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with 2 children (7&5) and we were all amazed at the fascinating information on life in the Iron Age. Our guide was well informed but had a great way of interacting so that everyone was involved. We were taken into the Crannog (which was beautiful) and then shown many of the skills used for day to day living....before... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place. The tour is long enough to give you plenty of information and short enough to keep the kids interested. Having a go at Iron Age tools and methods was great fun. The German guide that took us into the crannog was really engaging. His enthusiasm was infectious. The amount of knowledge and effort that has... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant visit to the reconstructed crannog which is a kind of iron age dwelling built on piers in Loch Tay. The guided tour includes the history of the crannog and what life was like at the time. Outside there is a demonstration of the contemporary skills such as wood turning, stone boring, spinning and milling. You can also try these... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Crannog Centre unplanned but found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable and informative morning The tour guide, Rich offered an intellectual and entertaining commentary to the Crannog which has been constructed based on the original Celtic dwellings Ideal for families or groups who seek culture in rural Scotland

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