Please note: There is currently conservation work being carried out on the Ore Shed and the Furnace at this site. As a result these areas are currently closed to visitors, however all other areas of the site remain open. Apologies for the inconvenience. Admission prices have been reduced while the works take place.
The most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain, Bonawe was founded in 1753.
Displays bring to life the industrial heritage of the area and illustrate how pig iron was made.
Set in stunning surroundings at the head of Loch Etive. Loch Etive sweeps up to Glen Coe where golden eagles are regular visitors. Nearby, the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve, is an example of the woodland that once supplied Bonawe.