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Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
+44 1283 224667
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Picturesque location

Take your camera/family/dogs and go for a walk. Quite idyllic. Large free car park, tarmac canal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kathy b
ashby de la zouch
First visit to this area

Nice location, free parking but limited museum opening times. Some cheap plants on site, nice walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel E
Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“craft shops” (5 reviews)
“canal boat” (4 reviews)
“tow path” (3 reviews)
Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
+44 1283 224667
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take your camera/family/dogs and go for a walk. Quite idyllic. Large free car park, tarmac canal walk, woodland walk, cafe, plant shop, play area and toilets. Interpretation boards illustrate the story behind this fascinating and historic venue.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, free parking but limited museum opening times. Some cheap plants on site, nice walks along the canal.

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing really there - the signage outside is great when you turn in but there is nothing to see. The furnace has one board outside telling you about it and 5 shops that all look quite pretentious and aren't welcoming.

Thank Gemmad1989
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Ok...as the name suggests...its a furnace and it's in Moira. Nice historic building but also with the canal running next to it with lovely walks. Decent enough

Thank spenspuma
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is an amazing place with history, beautiful landscape, free parking, the smallest prices, a small playground, nice boat trip.....everything for spending a great day. And don"t forget the way by forest from another big playground....absolutely fantastic. I am in love with that place.

Thank lia563
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a lovely place to visit if your looking for countryside walks We took a picnic (it was a sunny day) there were lots of picnic tables and families sitting on blankets. The walk beside the canal is very gentle. A good old fashioned...More

Thank JanGordon
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited this attraction as part of a day out that started at the 1620's house at Donington Le Heath. The furnace is situated along the towpath of the Ashby canal and the area includes adequate parking, the furnace museum entrance at a pound is a...More

Thank paulwT5568MD
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Spot the rat is good for little kids and big kids. Great for local history, local crafts, nice walk along the canal

Thank myaplatt1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is a free car park here and then the opportunity for a small cost to visit a canal museum with historical information about the area and a replica WW1 kitchen. it is possible to take a small trip in a canal boat, and to...More

Thank Themkings
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We took our grandchildren it was a lovely. The park is free but you can visit the museum which is only a small charge. The grandchildren said oh they had a tough life. They enjoyed the barge ride along the canal and then they went...More

1  Thank vivvy12017
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