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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 wonderful trip back in time, with a charismatic guide. Don’t miss it.

We visited the Centre on a grey, wet day, expecting little more than a trip out along the walkway... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JohnCEdinburgh
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Edinburgh
Really Cool!

We took a tour of the crannog and visited the museum, took about 2 hours. Our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
miagoesawol
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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+44 1887 830583
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Centre on a grey, wet day, expecting little more than a trip out along the walkway to a cone shaped building set on piles at the edge of the loch. Our party gathered in a small exhibition area, with much to interest...More

1  Thank JohnCEdinburgh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a tour of the crannog and visited the museum, took about 2 hours. Our tour guide was very interesting, and we got to see how stone-age men made fire, spun thread, made flour, carved utensils, and try out these tools for ourselves! The...More

1  Thank miagoesawol
Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting Perthshire for many years we finally visited the Scottish Crannog Centre. I can only agree with all the previous reviewers. It is a fascinating place to spend an hour or two, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and guides, in a beautiful setting on...More

1  Thank LouiseGriffiths
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen the Crannog Centre on TV several times and as we were in the area decided to visit. From start to finish our visit was brilliant. All the staff were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the demonstrations were very well conducted. A special...More

2  Thank neilcTillicoultry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 16th June. Went with family and really enjoyed the experience! Our tour guide, Dirk, was very knowledgeable and took time out to explain things we weren't sure of. Showed us how the Iron Age tools were used and how to spin wool. Inside...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a brilliant place so educational but fun the guide brought everything to life. I would recommend.

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This is a great place to visit. Our guide Rachel was new to the Centre but really enthusiastic and well informed - she had so much to tell us about the Building of the Crannogs and her demonstrations of wood turning, and fire lighting...More

1  Thank Dilys S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for all ages. The staff are all really enthusiastic and friendly and the reconstructed crannog has top class archaeology behind it. Unfortunately nearby tourist information offices dont seem to stock information leaflets which means this could easily be missed.

1  Thank Sheenamcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a wonderful vacation filled with castles and beautiful hikes this was a wonderful addition to round out our historical experience of Scotland.

1  Thank Romerfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very worthwhile visit simply because it is so interesting and educational. The crannog centre draws from archaeological excavations in the Highlands to depict life as it was in the Bronze/Iron age. The crannogs themselves are amazing feats of human construction. The guides...More

1  Thank Rebekah M
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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
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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