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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore

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The Scottish Crannog Centre is a reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. You will learn all about crannogs, a type of ancient homestead found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago. These structures were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. This authentic re-creation is based on excavation evidence. Your visit includes a self-guided exhibition, a guided crannog tour, and ancient crafts and technology demonstrations. A gift shop offers books, crafts, and other souvenirs. Check ahead for events, which could feature artists, musicians, or skilled craft workers. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Scottish Crannog Centre and many more Kenmore attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kenmore trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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 demonstrat...  more »
  • 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 offic...  more »
  • In a wonderful vacation filled with castles and beautiful hikes this was a wonderful addition to round out our historical experience of Scotland.  more »
  • Very informative. Brings history to life. Staff are friendly and enthusiastic and there is a chance to get hands on with some of the demonstrations. If I was going to be hyper-critical, the guide should really learn to pronounce 'loch'! Definitely worth a visit. Update: we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day. Completely different team on duty but just as friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Did a lot of hands on stuff and spent nearly an hour there again!
  • My wife and I had a fantastic morning at the Crannog centre. The tour was very informative giving a real sense of iron age life in Scotland. The highlight for myself was the chance to get hands on with some iron age technology at the end of the tour. After a brief demonstration I was able to make fire with a bow drill which made me incredibly happy. My wife less so as she couldn't mange it! I of course brought an 'I made fire at the Crannog centre' mug from the gift shop as a momento Highly recommended.
  • Fascinating place. I don't dole out 5 star reviews very often, but this place is superb. Run by people with a real interest in the subject, rather than summer temps. A great half-day (probably a little less) activity for all ages.
  • Excellent visit. Great welcome, excellent tour and very impressive hand on demonstration (with option for have a go afterwards)
  • Lovely informative staff and the chance for hands on learning at the end of the tour. Wear warm clothing as the Crannog is chilly inside, however, cloaks are provided.