History

Scottish Crannog Centre

Perth and Kinross - Aberfeldy

United Kingdom

Taking the kids out for the day to Scottish Crannog Centre in Perth and Kinross

CONTACT INFO

01887 830583
info@crannog.co.uk
Kenmore
Loch Tay
Aberfeldy
Perth and Kinross
PH15 2HY
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
April October
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30

OFF PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
November February
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

ADMISSIONS

Entry

Adult Price ( £ 8.75 )
Child Price ( £ 6.50 ) *Age Limit - Years
Senior Price ( £ 8.00 ) *
Family Prices
  • Family (2+1)from ( £ 23.00 )

DESCRIPTION

Let us introduce you to the pride and passion behind a living experiment, now a 5 star visitor and educational centre with a Gold award for best practice in environmental management.

Take a look at some of our underwater discoveries in the exhibition; walk over water into the Iron Age on your crannog tour; and test your skills at ancient crafts and technology. In the Spring and Summer, you can also hire one of our dugout canoes, weather permitting. 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 for adults and children alike from ages 4+.

Also at our Centre, why not browse in our giftshop offering an excellent selection of books, crafts, and related items. Or enjoy light refreshments from our snackbar.

What is a Crannog?

Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland, while one has been discovered in Wales in Llangorse Lake. Most are circular structures that seem to have been built as individual homes to accommodate extended families. Other types of loch settlements are also found in Scandinavian countries and throughout Europe.

Crannogs are also known as artificial or modified natural islands and they were as much a product of their environment as the period in which they were constructed.

General Info: 
The average visiting time is about one and one-half hours. Please allow longer if you are in a group.
Car/coach parking is available adjacent to the Centre.

In all cases, last full tours are one hour before closing.

Ramps provide disabled access with assistance, however manoeuvering a wheelchair out to the Crannog itself can be tricky.
(Please contact the centre in advance to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to help).
Ours is an outdoor Centre, featuring an ancient timber house. In the interests of comfort and safety, we ask that you wear or bring flat shoes.

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Cafe/Family Restaurant
  • Parties
  • Onsite Shop
  • School Deals

DIRECTIONS

The Scottish Crannog Centre is within 2 hours of Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh by car.

The nearest train station is at Pitlochry or Dunkeld just off the A9.

Buses run from Pitlochry and Dunkeld to Aberfeldy.
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