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Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center

Ben Cruachan Power Station, Dalmally PA33 1AN, Scotland
+44 141 614 9105
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Visited today, arriving at reception the lady very helpful and polite, the gentleman tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
weekender48
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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After taking a boat out on Loch Awe we could see the dam high up the hillside and enquired what it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosalind H
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London, United Kingdom
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AN UNDERGROUND WORLD ON A SPECTACULAR SCALE. Cruachan is a place like no other, journey deep into the heart of this mountain to discover how we convert the power of water into electricity. An experienced guide will lead you inside the power station to help you understand how we can create 440MW of power in just 2 minutes! Our interactive FREE EXHIBTION is a great way for all ages to further understand how today's energymix is made up. The cafe and gift shop are available for anyone who just wants to stop in for some light refreshments and retail therapy.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hollow mountain” (42 reviews)
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Ben Cruachan Power Station, Dalmally PA33 1AN, Scotland
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+44 141 614 9105
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited today, arriving at reception the lady very helpful and polite, the gentleman tour guide was brilliant and very informing ,extremely knowledgable and facts and figures just kept coming. This was a marvellous piece of engineering and everything was explained. After the tour we visited...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking a boat out on Loch Awe we could see the dam high up the hillside and enquired what it was. The following day we decided to visit the center. An excellent choice. The trip inside the mountain is an experience in it's self...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed Gary's tour, we find 30 minutes is the right length of tour for the majority of people. We have had lots of small birds on the feeders of late, and the Pine Marten is still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and was impressed with the whole set-up here. Very well organised and very informative. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

don't drive by..! you are missing an experience you won't forget, you may not be interested in industry at all but to see inside a mountain and discover how this station was created and the men that built it is truly a memorable experience. Our...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We are still in awe of the men who worked tirelessly to build the power station during the 1960's, such a feat of human endeavour. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour, and the café.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative, interesting tour into the mountain. Lovely visitor centre too. Great for coffee, cake or a bite of lunch and a lovely wee gift shop for souvenirs.

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely comments, our gift shop has new stock arriving all the time, so lots of nice items to take home as souvenirs and gifts.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Stopped in for a visit as we pass the door all the time but never take the time to look in . The info centre was really good with the history of the building of the power station and dam good videos and info. The...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. There is a great amount of information in the free exhibition so that visitors can understand how the power station operates today and how it was constructed over 50 years ago. We are so lucky to have amazing views over...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited because my husband was interested and the Center had been recommended to us by other guests in the hotel we were staying in - I went along for the ride! However, I also found it totally fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. The tour guide...More

Thank Christine H
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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank your for your excellent review, we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit to Cruachan.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice little shop and cafe, informative videos and displays about the history and workings of the power station. It was a let down that the tours had been stopped due to necessary work on the plant. Would probably have given a 4 for this attraction...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

There is currently no confirmed date for the tours resuming, we will post on our facebook page and web site when tours start up again. We always advise customers to phone ahead if planning to come a guided tour when they are running as spaces...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We spent nearly twenty pounds to coach from Oban to this centre.When we got there we were told No Tours Available.So here we were dropped in the middle of the Highlands with a wait of two and a half hours before we could return to...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

I'm sorry to hear that the local coach company didn't let you know the tours aren't currently operating. We have always advised booking in advance for anyone wishing to go on tour, had the coach company done this for you they would have been advised...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We travelled to the centre by bus from Oban (£19+ tickets) after speaking to the lady in the office in Oban. When we arrived we were informed there was no trips to the power station, but we could watch the videos. Had the people in...More

1  Thank Helen W
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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback on your recent visit to the centre. We have tried to make all our local tourism attractions and transport providers aware that we are not currently operating guided tours, I'm sorry that the person in Oban who sold...More

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daern
10 April 2018|
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Response from Johnny_Euro | Reviewed this property |
Don’t waste your time with a phone call inquiring about tours. All you get is a recorded message directing you back to the website for more info which, as you know, doesn’t exist. I’ve been on a tour and it left an... More
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It was £7.00 for adults £6 for Senior Citizens/Students £2.50 Children 6 - 16 (under 6 years F.O.C)
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Response from gordjan2015 | Reviewed this property |
The centre is wheelchair friendly but I don't think the bus is and there's a wee bit uphill walking when you get off the bus. Think it would be best if you phoned or emailed them to ask before going
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