Cruachan The Hollow Mountain Power Station


Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AN

    Cruachan the Hollow Mountain Power Station is hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe.

    Cruachan visitor centre offers guided tours inside the hollow mountain providing an experience like no other.  Discover the wonders of an underground world on a spectacular scale.

    Just a short distance from Oban, visitors can discover one of the hidden wonders of the highlands; power station buried one kilometre below the ground.

    A short coach journey will transport you into the mountain and at its centre lies a massive cavern which is high enough to house the Tower of London. Within the cavern, enormous turbines convert the power of water into electricity.

    The experience continues above the surface in a visitor centre with many things to see and do, including interactive touch screens, allowing visitors the chance to find out how the power station operates and demonstrates the way in which power will be generated well into the future.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    4 Feb 2015 - 19 Dec 2015

    April - October daily 9.30am - 4.45pm
    Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec Mon-Fri only 10.30am - 3.45pm.
    Closed January
    Booking Strongly advised for Guided tour. Please call 01866 822618 for tour times.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Self Service
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available Half portions available on request for most menu items
    • Highchair Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Falls of Cruachan, descend steps cross road and turn right.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow AirportĀ  M8 to Erskine Bridge then A82 to Tarbet, follow A83 to Inveraray then A819 towards Oban joining A85 Cruachan 5 miles from junction of A819 and A85.

    Getting there by ferry:- From ferry terminal at Oban, A85, 18 miles east.

    Cruachan is an official bus stop onĀ passing bus routes.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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