Cruachan Power Station

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Location: North bank of Loch Awe, 30 km east of Oban on A85.
(56.394224, -5.113818)
Open: FEB to Easter Mon-Fri 10-15:45.
Easter to OCT daily 9:30-16:45, tours every 30 minutes.
NOV to mid-DEC Mon-Fri 10-15:45.
Fee: Adults GBP 6, Children (6-16) GBP 2.25, Seniors GBP 5, Students GBP 5.
Groups (15+): group leader goes free.
Green tourism offer: visitors arriving by public transport or bicycle will gain free entry.
Classification: SubterraneaFactory
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=30 min. No bags or cameras allowed on the tour. English Deutsch - German Italiano - Italian Français - French
Address: Cruachan Power Station, Cruachan Visitors Centre, Dalmally, Argyle PA33 1AN, Tel 01866-822618. E-mail: contact
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The tour begins with a 1 km coach ride to the heart of the mountain here you can see the 4 giant generators which can supply 100,000 KW in only 2 minutes. It is the highest head reversible power station in the world. There is a free exhibition and video, cafeteria, gift shop and picnic area. The whole set-up includes 24 km of tunnels which supplies water to the main reservoir high in the mountains above the power station. It is advisable to phone ahead and book so that you do not get held up for two hours by a coach party, like we did.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.