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Ben Cruachan (3694 subways)
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)
English translation Mountain of Peaks
Language of name Gaelic
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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