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Bonawe Iron Furnace

Bonawe Iron Furnace
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Bonawe Iron Furnace

The Bonawe Iron Furnace is located on the south side of Loch Etive, just northeast of the village of Taynuilt in Argyll and Bute. The charcoal-fuelled furnace was founded in 1753 and is the most complete example of this type of building in Britain. It operated until 1874 producing canon and shot for the navy. The charcoal was produced in the nearby oak forests of Etive. Now owned by Historic Environment Scotland, the iron furnace has become a tourist attraction, featuring displays on the making of iron.

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