Kenmore Hotel is nestled on the banks of Loch Tay and incredibly 15-mile long loch which is the largest loch in Perthshire. Loch Tay has a long and rich history which the locals have tried to maintain and restore as much as possible. With this in mind, Loch Tay has a lot to offer for visitors.
Over 2,500 years ago, Loch Tay was inhabited on small islands in the middle of the loch called Crannogs. These Crannogs were small islands, built on stilts in the loch, usually round in the structure and made from wood.
Archaeologists have discovered eighteen Crannogs in Loch Tay, however they are now submerged in the waters. To help understand what life was like in these Crannogs, visitors can take a trip to the Scottish Crannog Centre which has built a replica Crannog which is a full recreation of a tradition Iron Age dwelling. As well as exploring the Crannog, there is a museum and Iron Age craft activities to take you back in time.
The loch is one of the deepest in Scotland at 508-foot deep. It is the depth that gives Loch Tay a mesmerising dark colour and makes it ideal for sailing. For gentler boating activities, visitors can take a trip on the loch with Loch Tay Safaris which offer gentle cruises and commentary about the wildlife and history of the loch.
Loch Tay is also a popular hotspot for water sports. Out on the loch you can take out kayaks and canoes as well as stand-up paddle boards. As well as this you can enjoy an adventure on a catamaran or motorised fishing boat. There is even a chance to experience an exciting water trampoline on Loch Tay.
With incredible views, plenty of wildlife and lots of activities to enjoy around or on Loch Tay, it is well worth exploring.
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