Fodor's Expert Review Bonawe Iron Furnace

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Seemingly out of place in this near-wilderness setting, Bonawe is a fascinating relic from the dawn of Britain's Industrial Revolution. In the mid-18th century, Argyll's virgin forests attracted ironmasters from England, where such valuable fuel sources were harder to find. Business boomed when wars with France boosted demand for pig iron and cannonballs, and in its heyday Bonawe employed up to 600 unskilled local wood gatherers and skilled southern foundrymen.
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Bonawe, Argyll and Bute  PA35 1JQ, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £6, Closed Sat.–Tues. and Oct.–Mar

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