Cruachan The Hollow Mountain Power Station

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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.

    Gradings
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    4 Feb 2014 - 19 Dec 2014

    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.

    Catering

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

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

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

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

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

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area
    • Audio Loop

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

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

    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

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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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

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

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance

    General

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

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

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