The Scottish Crannog Centre11/13/2014 07:58:00 pm
Okay, this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the day was actually pretty cool. We went to visit the Crannog which has been built on Loch Tay- for those not archaeological minded, crannogs are in simple terms roundhouses built on wooden structures in Lochs over Scotland and Ireland- and archaeologists will most likely HATE me for that brief description! The views across the loch were beautiful when the rain finally stopped, and it felt so secluded.
The staff lit the fire inside the crannog, and despite the pouring rain and wind, the crannog was super cosy inside, and you couldn't even hear the gails outside. After a talk about how they are constructed and the evidence we have for them, we had a little nosey about the inside and saw the areas that are thought to be for sleeping, for animals and for crafts. It was so dark inside though, and hard to believe that people were able to see enough to actually work, but with the fire lit and sitting on the benches padded with wool, there was a somewhat homely feel to it- which is a little odd to think about.
SO, all in all it was an interesting day out, and I really enjoyed myself. Of course, it's not everyone's cup o' tea, but for a little archaeology geek like myself, it definitely was worth the trip.
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