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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  • One of my favourite visitor centres worldwide! Plenty of activities and interesting facts to fill a morning or afternoon.  more »
  • A very interesting and informative visit to a fascinating place. It's incredible to think how they lived back then, adapting to varying situations, making use of the limited amenities yet trading down...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, staff polite and knowledgeable, teens loved the tour, good insight to times past  more »
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  • Very interesting place. The tour is run by very knowledgeable and engaging people. Gave a real insight into what life could have been like.
  • The archaeologists that work there really made it a worthwhile trip. They know so much about Scottish crannogs and possibly how people lived in them. The staff are so friendly while still very educated. I would happily recommend this, the crannog itself was very interesting and as I said before the archaeologists really made it for me, helping us all learn so much.
  • Everyone was really friendly and you could tell how passionate they all are about archaeology. My mum and I learnt so much and were fascinated by everything we learnt. We got to try some nettle tea and cherry bread made using the techniques that would’ve been used 2500 years ago. Definitely in my top 5 things to do in Scotland. Will be back again!
  • We visited this place with Rick Steve's tour group (27 count) and this was one of our favourite stops on 10 day tour. I liked the wood working tools and the hut over the lake. The history was very interesting indeed. I would think children over 8 years old should be old enough to enjoy the history and hands on experience in wood working area.
  • The people running the place are so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the crannog. We enjoyed it very much h and learned loads
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