Welcome to Cruachan

Situated amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements.

The world's first high head reversible pumped storage hydro scheme is housed in a gigantic man-made cavern. The Visitor Centre houses the free exhibition area and is the starting point of the guided tour.

A great day out for all the family

Cruachan is an awesome experience rain or shine!

  • Discover the heart of the hollow mountain
  • Explore the vistor centre and free exhibition
  • Enjoy the lochside cafeteria and gift shop
  • Relax in the picnic area
  • View Loch Awe at its best


Opening Hours


Cruachan is a working Power Station and regularly requires maintenance, there may be times when we are asked to delay or cancel tours at short notice. However we will endeavour to highlight these on this website.

Tour Booking

We recommend that tours are booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Awards Awards

The Cruachan Visitor Centre is pleased to announce that 2014 has brought us a total of two awards...