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Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center

Ben Cruachan Power Station, Dalmally PA33 1AN, Scotland
+44 141 614 9105
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Like visiting a Bond villain's lair with an entertaining guide

This was surprisingly good fun (said by someone with an arts degree and no mechanical ability... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caitlin G
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
Visitor centre stop only

We would have liked to go on a tour but unfortunately for us the tours were booked up. We would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sockknitter5
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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AN UNDERGROUND WORLD ON A SPECTACULAR SCALE. Cruachan is a place like no other, journey deep into the heart of this mountain to discover how we convert the power of water into electricity. An experienced guide will lead you inside the power station to help you understand how we can create 440MW of power in just 2 minutes! Our interactive FREE EXHIBTION is a great way for all ages to further understand how today's energymix is made up. The cafe and gift shop are available for anyone who just wants to stop in for some light refreshments and retail therapy.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hollow mountain” (42 reviews)
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Ben Cruachan Power Station, Dalmally PA33 1AN, Scotland
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+44 141 614 9105
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Reviewed yesterday

This was surprisingly good fun (said by someone with an arts degree and no mechanical ability whatsoever). My husband still raves about it. I've never seen anything like it - you drive 1km into the mountain and it really does look like a movie set...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have liked to go on a tour but unfortunately for us the tours were booked up. We would book ahead in future. However the visitor centre was well worth stopping for. Very informative and some very detailed photographs of the area . I...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank for you review. Sorry you were unable to experience a guided tour on this visit, we look forward to welcoming you back another day. We do always advise booking a guided tour as we have limited availability each day. There is a lot of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cruachan Power Station during a family holiday last August. The concept of going inside a mountain appealed to the whole family! The visitor centre itself is great-the most friendly staff we’d encountered for ages and a lovely cafe. The food was really...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. As a team at Cruachan we are so please when we hear that people found us friendly, we all love where we work!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do an excellent job, getting laughs ! well worth 30 mins of your time and a few quid to help out Scottish Power !

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your guided tour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today, arriving at reception the lady very helpful and polite, the gentleman tour guide was brilliant and very informing ,extremely knowledgable and facts and figures just kept coming. This was a marvellous piece of engineering and everything was explained. After the tour we visited...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and guided tour.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

After taking a boat out on Loch Awe we could see the dam high up the hillside and enquired what it was. The following day we decided to visit the center. An excellent choice. The trip inside the mountain is an experience in it's self...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed Gary's tour, we find 30 minutes is the right length of tour for the majority of people. We have had lots of small birds on the feeders of late, and the Pine Marten is still...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today and was impressed with the whole set-up here. Very well organised and very informative. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

don't drive by..! you are missing an experience you won't forget, you may not be interested in industry at all but to see inside a mountain and discover how this station was created and the men that built it is truly a memorable experience. Our...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the review! We are still in awe of the men who worked tirelessly to build the power station during the 1960's, such a feat of human endeavour. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour, and the café.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Informative, interesting tour into the mountain. Lovely visitor centre too. Great for coffee, cake or a bite of lunch and a lovely wee gift shop for souvenirs.

Thank Alison M
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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for your lovely comments, our gift shop has new stock arriving all the time, so lots of nice items to take home as souvenirs and gifts.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Stopped in for a visit as we pass the door all the time but never take the time to look in . The info centre was really good with the history of the building of the power station and dam good videos and info. The...More

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Sarah C, Manager at Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your review. There is a great amount of information in the free exhibition so that visitors can understand how the power station operates today and how it was constructed over 50 years ago. We are so lucky to have amazing views over...More

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10 April 2018|
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Response from Johnny_Euro | Reviewed this property |
Don’t waste your time with a phone call inquiring about tours. All you get is a recorded message directing you back to the website for more info which, as you know, doesn’t exist. I’ve been on a tour and it left an... More
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It was £7.00 for adults £6 for Senior Citizens/Students £2.50 Children 6 - 16 (under 6 years F.O.C)
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Response from gordjan2015 | Reviewed this property |
The centre is wheelchair friendly but I don't think the bus is and there's a wee bit uphill walking when you get off the bus. Think it would be best if you phoned or emailed them to ask before going
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