Cruachan Visitor Centre
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 worlds first high head reversible pumped storage hydro scheme is housed in a gigantic man made cavern.A unique 30 minute guided tour takes you 3/4 mile underground past tropical plants into the machine hall. Experienced guides explain how the station was constructed and operates, either producing enough electricity to supply a city the size of Edinburgh or pumping up to 120 tons of water per second.In the state of the art exhibition you can learn about electricity, its production at Cruachan and Scottish Power, through touch screen technology, video graphics and interactive displays.
Easter to November 9.30am-5.00pm (July and August 9.30am-6.00pm). Guided tours every 30 minutes.