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Ben Cruachan, seen from Meall Cuanail
Highest point
Elevation 1,126 m (3,694 ft)
Prominence c. 881 m 
Ranked 14th in British Isles
Parent peak Ben Lawers
Listing Munro, Marilyn, Council top (Argyll and Bute)
Naming
English translation Mountain of Peaks
Language of name Gaelic
Geography
Location Loch Etive/Loch Awe, Scotland
Parent range Grampian Mountains
OS grid NN069304
Topo map OS Landranger 36

Ben Cruachan (Gaelic: Cruach na Beinne) is a 1126 m mountain that is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It gives its name to the Cruachan Dam, a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located in a cavern inside the mountain, Cruachan! is the battle cry for Highland clans Campbell and MacIntyre.

It is the high point of a ring of mountains, known as the Cruachan Horseshoe, that surrounds the power station reservoir. The horseshoe includes a further Munro (Stob Diamh), a Corbett (Beinn a' Bhuiridh), and several subsidiary summits.

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