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 online driving holiday planner .
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  • The Scottish Crannog Centre is an authentically recreated Crannog on Loch Tay. Visitors have a chance to browse the exhibition setting the Crannogs in context before being taken out to the Crannog by ...  more »
  • Saw the signs and went to investigate. This turned out to be an extremely informative visit with a guide (Rich) who was very knowledgeable, entertaining and clearly passionate about archaeology. You m...  more »
  • Having seen the attraction on the road map but not seeing any leaflets about the place, we turned up to the Scottish cCrannog Centre without really knowing what we would expect. What we found was an a...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Wasn't sure what to expect. But, guided tours are great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spent time answering questions and demonstrating crafts. We'll worth a visit.
  • Very interesting wee museum with a guided talk which maybe too long for younger humans. There is a chance to get some hands on activities which are enjoyed by young and old, firefighting , wool spinning and wood working to mention a few. There is also a we museum part to walk around indoors at your own pace. The inevitable gift shop as some well thought out souvenirs.
  • Went on one of their special days where apples being pressed, soup and bread being made and wood being whittled. Fabulous displayed made all the more interesting by really enthusiastic staff. It's a small place but packed with interest!
  • Well worth a visit. Very educational and interactive, for all ages. Kids (young and older and indeed older yet) will love the hands on activities. The Solstice and Samhain celebrations are a must see. And the Crannog itself is the star of the show. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Go take a look. You'll love it

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