A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago.
The Scottish Crannog Centre
An important part of 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.
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+.