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The Scottish Crannog Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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A “must visit” gem

Very warm and hospitable welcome. The talk held in the crannog was highly engaging. It was like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnoL3780QT
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Kenmore, United Kingdom
via mobile
So worth a visit

Fascinating visit. The staff are so enthusiastic they bring history to life. Demonstrations of iron... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony J
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Hampshire
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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...more
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South Tay Road | Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very warm and hospitable welcome. The talk held in the crannog was highly engaging. It was like being transported back 2500 years ago bringing to life the people who built and lived in the crannog and area. The practical demonstrations held outside were hands-on and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi John - thanks for the fantastic review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating visit. The staff are so enthusiastic they bring history to life. Demonstrations of iron age "technology" including fire making by friction. And it worked, the guy made it look easy! Not so sure about the iron age "tea", not to my taste, still worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tony J
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tony, thanks for the great review. Our special Crannog tea can be an acquired taste but it's always good to try new (or old) things!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a history buff and you are in this area,this centre is a must see.The reproduction of the Crannoch takes you back in time,and the information and demonstrations from the enthusiastic staff are great.There is also a very good cafe,that looks out on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank deirjohn
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to hear you had a great time with us, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic look into the history of the ancient Scottish people living on Loch Tay. On this site is a reproduction of a Crannog, a type of building which is suspected to have been used to house a large family unit and their anim animals....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a great time with us, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Such a great experience to sit in this reconstructed dwelling com c500bc and hear want life was likely to have been like. Really enjoyed the wood turning and fire making demonstrations afterwards. Had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SandraK142
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sandra, thanks for writing us a review! We're really pleased you enjoyed your experience getting to see our reconstruction and demonstrations.

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. The staff were so nice and very informative. Enjoyed trying the various activities. Fantastic day out! :)

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank patriziaf395
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Patrizia, it's great to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, very informative tour with interactive displays to follow. Well worth a visit, you won't be dissapointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for the positive review Kristen, we're happy to hear you had a great time!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We drove a bit out of our way to visit the Centre. We were not disappointed--we had a wonderful time learning about the inhabitants and their history. Set in a beautiful location, the crannog was awe inspiring. The staff were all absolutely lovely. Thank you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's fab to hear that you took the time to take a little detour to come visit our site.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

The Crannog Centre is definitely worth visiting. My mom and I visited after reading about it online. It is located on the beautiful Loch Tay and is a recreation of an ancient dwelling on top of the water. The people who work there are friendly,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Madalyn N
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Madalyn, thanks for the review, it's really good to hear you and your mom enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Cannot recommend this place enough. Informative and hands on, the staff provide a really interesting and authentic experience. You really get a sense of what it would have been like for the families who lived here. After having a go at lighting a fire and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ainsley M
ScottishCrannog C, Engagement Officer at The Scottish Crannog Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for the great review Ainsley, we're glad your family enjoyed their trip. Fire making can be tricky so please do come and try again 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
22 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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