Join the 21st Century Crannog Community where you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and taken on a fascinating journey into Scotland's prehistory.
Walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers and immerse yourself in village life with original artefacts; demonstrations of textiles, cooking and ancient crafts & technologies; paddle into prehistory in one of our replica logboats and take in the atmosphere inside the Crannog Roundhouse.
Dogs are welcome.
Opened following the reconstruction of an Iron Age Crannog as an archaeological experiment, the Scottish Crannog Centre has evolved over the years to become a unique insight into life in the Iron Age. Throughout your visit, you will find a team of passionate, knowledgeable and friendly interpreters to help transport you through your Iron Age adventure.
In line with government guidelines, we have introduced the following safety measures:
- Online booking to ensure limited capacity on site at all times
- Masks are to be worn inside at all times by both visitors and staff
- Social distancing markers are in place and santising stations are located throughout the site
To book your visit, please visit our website!
News and special events are posted regularly on the centre's website, Twitter and Facebook.
Facilities include toilets, giftshop and coffee cabin. There is free parking opposite and racking for bicycles.
- Every Thursday Night – Crannog Craic – 7pm-8.30pm £10 per person – music, song and storytelling!
- Sat 10th July – Romeo and Juliet – Three Inch Fools Outdoor Theatre Shakespeare Performance (at Dalerb)
- Sat 17th July - CELTIC SUMMER
- Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 30th – 2nd August - CELTS ARE COMING
- Week 4th-12th Sept – Perthshire Open Studios – SCC venue on red route
- Sat 9th – Sun 10th Oct - CELTIC AUTUMN (core event) – during half term, with Pitlochry Festival Theatre - The Great Iron Age Bake Off!
- Sun 31st Oct - CELTIC SAMHAIN (core event) – part of SISF 2021 – Wolanski Circus, candle making and all things fire! Graham storytelling.
The Centre will open at 10 a.m. for abridged tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Guided tours take place throughout the day. If you wish to check times before you set off please call us.
Online booking to ensure limited capacity on site at all times.
If you are interested in bringing a group to the Centre, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for further information.
LAST TOUR TIME
4.15pm (effective from 30th March until 30th October)
In order to enjoy a full tour of the centre, please ensure you arrive no later than 4.15pm. Anyone arriving after this time may experience a shortened tour.
Children-£7.00 (aged 5-16)
Students-£9.00 (17 and over)
Families-from £32.00 (2+2)
Admissions for our day-time events are as above, however, we do request that you kindly make a donation for taking out log boats on event days (subject to experience and weather), participation in some of our demonstrations and workshops and for tasters of our food. Donation boxes can be found throughout the site.
Tickets for evening events are valid for the evening only and do not include daytime entrance to the Centre.
What is a Crannog?
Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland.Most seem to have been built as individual homes to accommodate extended families. Similar settlements are found throughout the rest of Europe.
The Crannog reconstruction which forms the focal point of the Scottish Crannog Centre was built by The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. It was created to promote the research, recording, preservation and interpretation of Scotland's underwater heritage.
The earliest loch-dwelling in Scotland is some 5,000 years old but people built, modified and re-used crannogs in Scotland up until the 17th century AD. Here in Highland Perthshire the prehistoric crannogs were originally timber-built roundhouses supported on piles or stilts driven into the loch bed.
In more barren environments, tons of rock were piled onto the loch bed to make an island on which to build a stone house. Today the crannogs appear as tree-covered islands or remain hidden as submerged stony mounds. Several hundred have been discovered so far in Scotland although only a few have been investigated.
What to expect!
Your visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre includes a museum, the reconstructed crannog and living history area with hands-on demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies. Our team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly Iron Age Interpreters are here to help you.
Dogs Are Welcome
We're always delighted when dogs come along with their human friends to experience the Iron Age! Dogs on leads are very welcome on site!
Located in the eastern area of Loch Tay near the village of Kenmore, The Scottish Crannog Centre is situated in the most idyllic country setting which is perfect for a day out all year round.
Need More Inspiration?
There are a wide range of activities and things to do at Loch Tay. You can walk, cycle and travel around the countryside to your heart’s content. In the winter you can even explore the wilderness and discover the wildlife that inhabit the mountain tops. As well as enjoying your time on land, you can also get on the water and explore the beauty of Loch Tay.
Find Your Dream Holiday Today
Relax in your own luxurious lodge on the shores of Loch Tay. Indulge yourself in natures own Scottish beauty while you surround yourself with stunning highland wilderness and wildlife.