You might have heard of green tourism but did you know that you can now visit the heart of Scotland’s power renewable centres? There is a lot of Scottish green tourist attractions to explore, discover and enjoy at some of Scotland’s scenic, dynamic Scottish Power Plants from the advance in technology and incredible wildlife. Here’s what not to miss when visiting.
Top 3 Scottish Green Tourist Attractions
Cruachan The Hollow Mountain
Discover The Hollow Mountain located inside Ben Cruachan, one of Scotland’s Munro’s standing at 1126 metres. The highest point in Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland between Loch Awe and Loch Etive. The beautiful area is home to many species of wildlife, including squirrels, birds of prey and more.
Take a guided tour inside Ben Cruachan and discover the incredible history of how the power station began. It’s a world away from what I had imagined. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and ready to answer your curious questions.
The visitor centre has an interactive area for children, Information boards and visual display screens, a cafe selling both hot and cold snacks/drinks. There is also a variety of Scottish gifts, toys and more available in the gift shop.
If you have time why not take a hike to the top of Ben Cruachan and scale the ridge with its incredible views. This is an experience not to be missed! Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Get blown away by the incredible landscape and technology at Whitelee Windfarm. There are 130 kilometres of trails for all levels to choose from, including the 1-mile route to the Blackwood Hill viewpoint. Don’t want to walk? Why not try one of the new electronic power-assisted bicycles. It’s a great place to get up close to real wind turbines, fun family day out and great for dog walkers. The visitor centre has a cafe with both hot and cold snacks/drinks.
In the heart of beautiful Perthshire is the town of Pitlochry, with its rolling landscape and in the Autumn a spectacular display of colours. The Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened earlier this year and has attracted more than 100,000 visitors. It’s easy to reach by train, bus and car. The train station is directly in Pitlochry and a short delightful walk away. Discover more at the exhibition, enjoy watching the Salmon leap up the fish ladder or a delicious bite from the cafe on the bright and sunny outside deck. The circular walk takes you through the woodland, past Loch Faskally and over the River Tummel via a small foot suspension bridge, watch out for the playful red squirrel, birds of prey and more. It’s a great place to visit throughout the year for all the family.
I hope you are inspired to visit Scottish green tourist attractions and discover the beauty behind these extraordinary power plants.
Would you like to explore more of Scotland? Are you ready for an adventure? What about renting a motorhome? It’s a great way to enjoy the scenic Scottish countryside and the different routes including the Whisky and Chocolate trails. Giving you ample flexibility to see more of beautiful Scotland. Happy Travels:) x