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Address: Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 224667
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Interesting visitor area

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ajrDerby
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank sabatinitennis
Kegworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on 4 October should have read before as museum/ boat trips/ shops and cafe were all closed, maybe there's a bit more activity at the weekends during the 'winter period' but in fairness it does say open March to 30th Sept. Still - nice surroundings and lovely walks beside the canal and through the woodland. We will visit again... More 

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Thank whereweofftoday
midlands, england
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice place, back to nature with loads of paths by the canal or in the woods. Free entrance and car parking so it is very popular with dog walkers. Boat trips are available and you can see the wildlife on the canal. Fishing permits are also available and they say there is loads of fish in there.The ones fishing were... More 

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Thank rytona
Linton, Swadlincote
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting site, lots of history attached to the furnace and lime pits just along the canal path. Great place for a walk, lots of level path alongside the canal or you can wander off on one of the many paths through the woods. Free parking and in a separate area a great children's play area and park. There is an... More 

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Nr Winchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This lovely open cast furnace set by the side of the short but lovely Ashby canal, it's not a very long canal due to a landslide back in the 1940's. It really is worth a visit and the take a walk along the old tow path, believe the also do boat trips at certain times Recommend a visit if you... More 

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Thank charles c
Tenby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stopped in on a whim as was driving past and wondered what it was. Small museum but very well done, informative and plenty to see in a comparatively small area. Children also well catered for with the rat hunt, dressing up area and interactive barge game. Staff friendly and knowledgeable too and welcoming. Well worth a visit and had we... More 

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Thank Maudzmxm
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We go here quite often with my wheelchair and the dogs. If we take my chair we can walk along the canal path, it is a lovely walk and you can see the ducks and swans gliding along the canal. It's a lovely flat path and you can walk, run or cycle for miles. There is lots of nature to... More 

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Thank MaisyMoo08
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to go for a walk with or without a dog and good for cyclists to their a children's play area and part of a new canal

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