Details of the drive from Inveraray to Oban
If you follow our suggestion as mentioned in the Inveraray Tourist Information page, and drive from Inveraray to Oban, the 37 miles journey may just be one of the best mountain drives you have ever experienced.
With planned viewpoints placed every few miles, you will find it difficult not to stop every few minutes and breathe in the beauty and the mysterious appeal of the mountains.
Driving directions from Inveraray to Oban
Postcode for GPS/satnavs – PA34 5QD
The drive from Inveraray to Oban is a 38 mile journey and only involves two ‘A’ roads, A819 (14.4 miles) and A85 (22.8 miles).
From Inveraray, head east towards A819 > and then turn left on to A819 > Drive for 14.4 miles and then turn left on A85 > Drive on A85 for 22.8 miles and then follow the signs for Oban.
On your drive from Inveraray to Oban, you will also drive past Loch Awe and if you make a stop you will come across Kilchurn Castle at the edge of the lake.
Cruachan Visitors Centre – Scotland
You will also come across the Cruachan or the hollow mountains where Scottish Power (Energy Company) have set up a visitors centre offering gorgeous views of the lake Awe (Loch Awe).
This can be a nice stop for a tea/coffee break and you can also turn it in to a small trip by visiting Cruachan Power Station. The power station is hidden deep inside the mountain of Ben Cruachan.
The power station is concealed one kilometre under the ground with a massive cavern at its centre high enough to fit Tower of London!
Discover this wondrous work of modern technology married with nature where mammoth turbines transform the hydro power in to electricity. The attraction itself has been awarded five stars and over 60,000 tourists visiting every year.
Cruachan Visitor Centre address:
Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
Postcode for Cruachan visitor centre: PA33 1AN
Phone: +44 01866 962 630 (You can pre-book tours over the phone too)
Cruachan Visitor centre opening times and ticket prices:
April to October: Monday to Friday – 09:15 – 16:45
November to March: Monday to Firday – 09:15 – 15:45
Ticket prices for the power station tour:
Adults – £7.50
Senior citizens and students – £6.50
Children under 5 – Free
Children (5 – 15 yr old) – £2.50
For up to date prices and opening times you can visit – https://www.visitcruachan.co.uk/visit-us/