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Most interesting, all underground

This is a pumped storage scheme, off peak electricity being used nightly to pump large volumes of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Jeff F
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North West England, United Kingdom
A day visit

A must see attraction, a bus ride into the very heart of a mountain is amazing, and very... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Jim H
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a pumped storage scheme, off peak electricity being used nightly to pump large volumes of water to a hill top lake from where it is allowed to run down 1.6m dia pipes under gravity into turbines linked to generators, running at full output...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A must see attraction, a bus ride into the very heart of a mountain is amazing, and very informative as to how electricity is produced. A well stocked souvenir shop, and a decent cafe all add to the experience.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Monday morning with my tour group on our first morning. A short drive from our hotel on the banks of Loch Awe. We hadn’t known what to expect but we’re very impressed by what we learnt and found out. However, we were...More

Thank natters1979
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great for the technically minded and those interested in alternative means of power generation. Very good displays and an informative film. A good shop and a nice cafe. Well worth a visit. Unfortunately unable to travel inside the working area and hopefully this can be...More

Thank AlaApl
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

After myself and my partner driving 2 hours to visit the hollow mountain power station and take the tour, we were disappointed to find the tour is suspended till May due to maintenance. We checked the website prior to going and there was no mention...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Visited here as a kid and again with my kids. It is an amazing feat of engineering and you can get a little glimpse of the enormity of such a project. Well worth the visit!

Thank Ayrdiver
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Tour round site very good guides very informative and good humoured made it a great trip out. The engineering that went into this was truly remarkable well worth a visit

Thank christopherjE2753TW
Reviewed 4 December 2017

great place to stop and see the endeavours of the men who created a spectacular feat of engineering. the tour was excellent and recommend a visit to anyone.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Wow what a feat of engineering. The guided tour was excellent with a very knowledgeable guide. There is an excellent restaurant and spotlessly clean toilets. also a video for those who do not wish to go into the mountain to see the turbines

Thank Norman M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Went here on a coach excursion, whilst on a winter break at Loch Awe Hotel . Its brilliant and I felt privileged to have visited the site. You have a mini bus into the mountain and you could fit the Tower of London into the...More

Thank John I
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