Cruachan Power Station is located on the shores of Loch Awe in the Scottish Highlands, between Glasgow and Oban. The huge turbine hall is located 1 km within the hollowed-out mountain of Ben Cruachan.
The visitor centre includes an interactive exhibition for children, café and gift shop, as well as free parking. Guided tours of the pumped storage power station are available through the Cruachan website with visitors and school groups welcomed between February and December. There are a variety of hiking options from the visitor centre to the dam and Ben Cruachan’s summit.
Public tours of and visits to Cruachan Power Station and Visitor Centre are currently suspended.
The suspension is to reduce the risk to business-critical areas of our operation.
We are planning to re-open the Visitor Centre and resume tours in 2021, but we cannot guarantee this at the present time. Please check our website for the latest information.
You can however view a virtual tour below.