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“Much More than a Hollow Mountain”

Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 5 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 4 April 2010

One of Scotland's best kept secrets. It's a working power station and one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements. It's one kilometre within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe. Aptly named because it's truly "awesome"!.

At its centre lies a massive cavern, big enough to accommodate the Tower of London! Sub tropical plants grow here because of the humidity and the rain water dripping into the cavern is actually rain which fell many decades ago and is only now reaching the roof of the cavern. As an earlier poster said, it's just like a James Bond set. My wife, who is a bit claustrophobic, had no issues because, even deep inside the mountain, there is a sense of space and light.

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Reviewed 13 August 2009

Being driven inside the mountain was exciting and the very informative guide gave us information at every stage. We were free to ask questions and it was a very good visit, well worth the very reasonable entry fee.

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