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“Absolutely fantastic”

Cruachan Power Station Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Dalmally
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great for young and old alike. If you think Hydro Power stations would be boring think again and the staff make the visit worthwhile. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

A little short for a tour but very enlightening. Very good information and good trip if raining. They also have a tea room.

Visited April 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Go inside the mountain!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We went to Cruachan Power Station to hide from the heavy rain and...we did enjoy it! I think it's a great attraction for kids (ours were trully amazed by the fact we were going inside the mountain), very interesting. I have to admit that our guide was fantastic - very enthusiastic and funny.
The only pity is the fact you are not allowed to take pictures inside and it's a bit short... (we would like to stay inside the mountain longer!!)

Visited May 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting and informative”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

On a rainy day we visited the power station not knowing what to expect. There's a small modern visitors centre, cafe and shop but the best bit is the trip into the hillside. The tour guide, Anne, was very good explaining everything there was to know about the power station. Very interesting place.

Visited May 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great location and attraction”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have been here many times but only to the restaurant which is right on the loch side. If you only want a cup of tea or a bite to eat this is worth visiting. The girls are all very friendly which creates a good atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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