Where to find us

Cruachan Visitor Centre is situated on the north bank of Loch Awe, 19 miles east of Oban on the A85. Falls of Cruachan station is 200 metres away and served by trains between Glasgow and Oban. The Visitor Centre is also on Glasgow to Oban bus routes.

More information about what to expect when you visit Cruachan Visitor Centre can be found here

Opening times:

Monday – Friday – 9.15am – 3.45pm

1 November  – 17 December 2021

Cruachan visitor centre

Opening Times

We are delighted to welcome back visitors to Cruachan Visitor Centre.  The centre which houses our free exhibition, café and gift shop is open Monday to Friday 9.15am – 3.45pm. We are not operating guided tours into the power station, we hope to resume these in February 2022.

The suspension of public tours is to reduce the risk to business-critical areas of our operation. Please check our website for the latest information and virtual tour.

The Visitor Centre at Cruachan Power Station have also developed an educational webinar program focusing on Cruachan Power Station. The two webinars distinguish between audience, with one aimed at primary school children and another for college level students. To find out more about the webinars and about the work we are doing schools local to Cruachan in Scotland, please contact us via [email protected] 

Please check our website for the latest information and virtual tour.

When we fully re-open:

Summer Opening Hours:

April – October, Monday – Friday only, 9.15am – 4.45pm

Winter Opening Hours:

November – March, Monday – Friday only, 9.15 am – 3.45pm

Prices

Adults: £7.50

Senior citizens/Students: £6.50

Children, 5 – 15 years: £2.50 (under 5 years are free)

Green Tourism Offer: Discounted rates are available on guided tours for persons arriving by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or electric vehicle. This offer is subject to availability and requesting a place in advance is strongly recommended to prevent disappointment.

Group tours

The Cruachan Visitor Centre frequently caters to large group visits, both for guided tours or just tea stops at the Hollow Mountain Cafe.

To request a group tour please contact us.

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Access

Car parking

The Cruachan Visitor Centre and Hollow Mountain Cafe have a free of charge car park.

Disabled access

The Cruachan Visitor Centre and Hollow Mountain Cafe offer step-free access.

However, tours of the Hollow Mountain and Cruachan Power Station are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and may be unsuitable for persons with limited mobility.