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Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center

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Hollow mountain

It sounds like a SIFI movie. What a great experience we had booking this extraordinary outing. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LandroverTravels
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Informative trip

Having picked up a leaflet for this at the campsite we thought we would give this a go. We booked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jet C
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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...more
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

It sounds like a SIFI movie. What a great experience we had booking this extraordinary outing. It was only a short tour but very informative. With lots to of information to see before and after. If your into stuff like this then this is amazing....More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear enjoyed your experience at Cruachan. We always advise checking availability for a guided tour and booking before you visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having picked up a leaflet for this at the campsite we thought we would give this a go. We booked the trip the day before on the internet not sure if it was necessary. Before the tour we managed to fit in a hot chocolate...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you leaving a review. We always advise checking availability and booking in advance for a guided tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cruachan Power Station, should more accurately be called a Pump Storage Power Station. It is also the the brainchild of a Scotsman back in the 1920`s. Having said that it took till the 1950`s to be built. And became the first in the world...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit.Amazing feat of engineering,The tour is well organised & informative.The cafe is very good,friendly staff & good value.A visit to Cruachan is recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Cruachan recently while on holiday in the area and what a place it is!! The scale and size of this magnificient engineering masterpiece has to be seen to be believed. If you visit you must go on the guided tour. This takes about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The centre was closed when we attempted to visit today, although advertised as being open in their 2018 brochure. We had travelled by bus to get there & were left very disappointed & out of pocket.

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

Thank you for your review Trevor, and your email allowing us to communicate further. We are not Open any weekends in 2018, We are open Monday to Friday only. We always advise checking availability with the centre and booking in advance for guided tours.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to visit, there was a tour of the power station (carer's get discount with disabled person), the obligatory gift shop and a cafe. A nice place to drop into if passing or it's a wet day, it was informative but...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. We appeal to a variety of visitors, including children who love our kids zone and outdoor play area. For anyone planning to go on the guided tour we always advise checking availability and booking in advance.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a perfect example of just how advanced Scotland is in producing green electricity. The visitors centre has a lot of displays which give a clear picture of building the project. They take water, via a man made tunnel from one high lough down...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

My wife had always wanted to visit The Hollow Mountain so we set off yesterday to pay a visit. It was a typical Scottish day, rainy and misty when we arrived at the Visitor Centre. The Centre is on the banks of Loch Awe and...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

A great visit. Make sure you book in advance. Can be a wet day activity. Well worth doing. Oy takes an hour or so. Great cafe.

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for your 5 star review! We always advise booking for a guided tour, but visitors can always pop into the free exhibition, café and gift shop anytime.

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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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Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
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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