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Bonawe Iron Furnace

| By the Village of Taynuilt Off the A85, Taynuilt PA35 1JQ, Scotland
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| By the Village of Taynuilt Off the A85, Taynuilt PA35 1JQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Unfortunately it wasn't fully open when we visited, so we just had a quick walk around the site. It might be worth double checking if they are going to be open before visiting.

Thank Angu5
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Bonawe Iron Furnace was established in 1753 and is the best example of a charcoal fueled iron furnace in the UK. The original buildings are intact and it details how pig iron was made. Each building has a description of its purpose and the site...More

1  Thank LEA W
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This was part of the Historic Scotland card and we decided to check it out on our whirlwind trip around the area. It was a delightful break and we learned a bunch--would highly recommend a stop here. We took numerous photos to remind us of...More

Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely little place with so much history. We decided to visit whilst staying near by and we were so glad we did. The staff member on site was very informative and open to questions. She gave us a lot of information about...More

1  Thank Blue_Steel_Eyes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

When you need a little rest from castle-glen-abbey-castle regyme, here is something for you. It is a rather undiscovered site giving you a perspective on industrial heritage. Not a large site and you may find keeping children interested a bit challenging, but if you are...More

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Go to the reception and get your guide and earphone guide ( in various languages ) on a nice day this is an excellent walk around attraction set in beautiful surroundings, you learn all about the area, There's plenty of nice places to have a...More

Thank george k
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Very interesting well worth a visit could have spent all day but the midgies were fierce! So we had a walk down to the pier where there was about of a breeze with stunning views.

Thank Colinjfoodie
Reviewed 14 May 2015

My husband wanted to stop and check this attraction out so along with our Scotland Explorer Pass we headed in that direction. Our GPS sent us to a completely different place so after asking some women walking their strollers on the side of the road...More

Thank jewelekuhar
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The site of the former charcoal-fuelled iron ore furness has remained largely intact and you can wander in and out of the old stone buildings. There are basic information boards dotted around explaining the usage of each building and the design of the site. The...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Cold wet day and we were met with a warm welcome from Lynda, who made a real effort to communicate positively and clearly with our family. She didn't appear to have been trained by the Historic Scotland management team at Stirling Castle with their 'unique'...More

Thank Rest757
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Fred M
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13 November 2016|
Response from Romantic_11 | Reviewed this property |
Fred, When we visited there was a sign on the door saying no-one on site on that day, however the site was open and we walked around and saw everything. The locked items were not majorly important and did not detract from... More