Fodor's Expert Review Cruachan

Loch Awe Factory

Like the lair of a classic James Bond villain, this triumph of 20th-century British technology lurks deep within a vast man-made cavern. Hidden 3,000 feet beneath the slopes of Ben Cruachan, the colossal water-driven turbines of this subterranean power station, completed in 1965, supply clean energy to much of Scotland. The ½-mile bus ride from the surface to the generating hall is a surreal experience, made all the more so by the subtropical plants that thrive under artificial light in the warm, humid atmosphere.

Factory Green Family

Quick Facts

Dalmally, Argyll and Bute  PA33 1AN, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £7.50, Closed weekends and Jan.

What’s Nearby