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Cruachan Power Station

On the shores of Loch Awe and buried deep within Ben Cruachan mountain, the world's first high head reversible pumped storage hydro scheme is housed in a gigantic man-made cavern. The Visitor Centre at Cruachan Power Stations houses a free exhibition area and is the starting point of a guided tour which will both educate and amaze.

Here, a short distance from Oban, you can discover one of the hidden wonders of the Highlands. A power station buried one kilometre below the ground.

At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London! Here enormous turbines convert the power of water into electricity, available to you in your home at the flick of a switch.

The hollow mountain is a place like no other. An underground world on a spectacular scale.

The Hollow Moutain Cafe offers homemade soup, sandwiches, Paninis, Abeerdeen Angus Burgers along with Homemade scones, traybakes and fairtrade tea and coffee.  Enjoy panoramic views of loch awe while you sit back and relax, look out for Osprey, eagles, Pine Marten's and an abundance of wildlife in our garden area.

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  • Cruachan Power Station
  • Cruachan Visitor Centre
  • Dalmally
  • Argyll
  • PA33 1AN
  • Contact: Sarah Cameron
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1866 822618
  • Fax: + 44 (0)1866 822509