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“The Hollow Mountain”

Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Dalmally
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 October 2012

fantastic and informative tour, Dora our guide was very knowledgeable and along with Donald the driver made the tour fun. It is a very short tour(about 40 mins) but I did learnt a lot and was amazed at the amount of effort went in to the building of the station. It also had a lovely little cafe that had beautiful views over the loch.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

A must see for all age groups. The technology is amazing, and a great educational visit for children.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

I found it very boring, very technical, and very pricey for the amount of time you spend there and the time you spend on the bus to transport you through the tunnel is approx 3 minutes

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

the tour lasts around 1/2 hr , Davy was our tour guide and was both good fun and very informative. You dont get to see much and unfortunatly they werent producing any electricity but it was still interesting. If only they were self sufficent and carbon neutral however like us they buy the electricity they use !!!

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

a fairly short trip, about an hour but informative and our two guides were just so entertaining. Visitor centre tells quite a story, and a little coffee shop gives refreshment. Lovely view over the lochg

Date of experience: September 2012
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