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Bon Awe Historic Iron Furnace

Bon Awe Iron Furnace in Taynuilt is the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain and gives a glimpse into working life in the 18th century.


Bon Awe Historic Iron Furnace. Image courtesy of Bubobubo2.

It operated in the middle of the eighteenth century, with the aim of producing pig iron. Central to this complex was a charcoal fired blast furnace. It is a fascinating site and its scenic location on Loch Etive is a tranquil setting that makes you feel as if you have travelled to the 18th century.



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