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Address: Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
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Lovely Day Out.

When my friend suggested taking me to an old iron smelting furnace museum my thoughts were a definite no, but how wrong could I be? This is a charming place to visit. There's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sylvia W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my friend suggested taking me to an old iron smelting furnace museum my thoughts were a definite no, but how wrong could I be? This is a charming place to visit. There's ample parking, a few craft shops to visit, a small café with a simple but adequate menu, a lovely plant shop and the setting is very lovely... More 

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Cumbria
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107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to this attraction from our caravan site on a Friday. Unfortunately the Furnace building was closed! It was near to the end of March so we were a bit surprised because we come from the Lake District and most places there are in full swing by then. The cafe, garden centre and small shops were however open so... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped by for a walk quite by chance. Area bit muddy today after heavy rain but this did not detract from the lovely picturesque walks available, whether through the copse, along the canal or following the pathways, and plenty of water birds and native species to see. Nice little cafe on site for a quick cupcakes at the end of... More 

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Thank Shirley L
Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Moira Furnace is the jewell in Moira's crown, a lovely setting for a walk or scooter ride, pleasant surroundings, a few little shops and plenty of parking. Ideal place to let the kids play and run while enjoying a picnic and chat with friends. Then if you really want to push the boat out you can visit Lake Side for... More 

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Thank Helen T
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We go to the furnace to take our dogs along the canal path and then down over the fields. It's a great place when the weather has been dry for me and my wheelchair. Because the path is just wide enough for the chair and the dogs it is one of the few places locally we can all go when... More 

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Thank MaisyMoo08
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Interesting place. Children will like feeling free to move around here. Small site but ample enough to see.

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Thank Robert- UK R
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

excellent location for some really local history. The exhibition rooms are brilliant and the surrounding area is lovely for long walks by the canal or through the woods.

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Thank Jean S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good place for walks and for general interest in old workings including a canal. Play area is suitable for younger children. Nice cafe also there.

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Thank ajrDerby
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely walks and grassy areas . Canal next to Furnace , Conkers nearby, little cafe free parking great for kids to play

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kent
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540 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Considering when this was built, it was (and still is) an impressive building. It was a short-lived experience as due to bad luck and management it was soon found to be surplus to requirements. What remains is an impressive three-storey building which must have been a colossus in its day. It is an ideal picnic spot and there is a... More 

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