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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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We visited today with grown up family and it was superb. The staff were all friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
brionysmum
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Great History and Fun

2nd time visiting here with my 11 yr old and other half. Great place, painstakingly reconstructed... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Mark170974
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Glasgow, 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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South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

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ScottishCrannog C, Visitor Services at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 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 12 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank LAURA L
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...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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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
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