Cruachan Power Station, Loch Awe
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Dalmally, Argyll PA33 1AN
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+44 (0) 1866 822618
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Cruachan Power Station is great place to take budding engineers. Learn about hydroelectric power as well as the construction and operation of this underground power station. Tour the massive cavern known as hollow mountain and watch mighty turbines whirl.
Getting There
 
Cruachan Power Station is located 19 miles (31km) east of Oban and 6 miles (9.6 km) west of Dalmally on Loch Awe's northwest finger. The power station is accessible from the A85.
Hours & Times
 
The visitor center is open daily 9:30-16:45 Easter through October and weekdays 10:00-15:35 February to Easter and November to mid-December. Closed mid-December to January.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission is charged. A reduced rate is available for seniors and children aged 6 -16. Children under 6 years of age are free of charge.
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Guided tours are 30 minutes.
 
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Well worth the entrance fee

Submitted on 05 March 2010 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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Some tours are educational, some are just plain fun. A tour of Cruachan Power Station is a bit of both. It gives children first hand knowledge about electricity. (They learn how it's made and find out about something they use each day.) The short trip inside the mountain makes this educational attraction adventurous. Of note, the guides are very good at answering questions.
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