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A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago. An important part of our heritage, many crannogs were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), registered charity no. SCO18418. This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,500 year old site of 'Oakbank Crannog', one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland. The STUA continues to explore other underwater sites in Loch Tay and further afield, regularly adding new discoveries to its award-winning centre at Kenmore, Perthshire.

Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived at the awardwinning Scottish Crannog Centre.

The Crannog Reconstruction

A visit to the Centre includes a self-guided exhibition, a guided crannog tour, and 'hands-on' ancient crafts and technology demonstrations. There is also a themed giftshop in which to browse offering an excellent selection of books, crafts, and related items. Weather permitting, you can also hire one of our replica dugout canoes. Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers, and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age Guides, actively bring the past to life. All in all, an excellent day out for adults and children alike, from ages 4+. (If you have children under 4,you are all welcome but sometimes the youngsters get a bit restless)


2016: Open Daily 26th March to 30th Oct. 10am to 5:30pm 31st Oct. 10am-4pm.

Standard admissions are

Adults: £8.75; Seniors:£8.00; Children aged 5-16: £6.50; Families from £23 (2+1). EVENT day admissions are slightly higher. Children under 5 go free.

All tickets are valid throughout the day of purchase.

We are delighted to announce that we have won a Gold Star Award for best visitor attraction in the UK.

The Scottish Crannog Centre has been awarded a GOLD award for eight consecutive years for best practice in environmental management. As a fitting tribute to our ancestors, the Scottish Crannog Centre operates by a Green Code of Practice and environmental policy endorsed by all staff and volunteers. More.


Forthcoming Events

Contact Us:

+44(0)1887 830583

Now Closed for the Winter. We re-open on 26th March, 2016



5 Stars Again!






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