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A small surprise package on a little village in Scotland. Videos and a working forge plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill B
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Canberra
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History Fading Away

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and spent well over an hour there. The blacksmith was on duty and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian A
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small surprise package on a little village in Scotland. Videos and a working forge plus memorabilia. I understand horses get shod on weekends.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and spent well over an hour there. The blacksmith was on duty and explained everything while he gave a demonstration of his skills. The lady owner was also there and apart from taking the entrance fees and running the...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We rang the Smiddy to confirm opening times - this is a fascinating place and we were given a warm welcome - lovely people - highly recommend a visit - we aim to return if possible - we were on holiday at Inverary - so...More

Thank elva b
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This attraction lies just north of the Jet petrol station in Strachur and is well worth a visit. The Smiddy (Blacksmith) has been there since 1791 and closed in 1950 but thanks in part to a Lottery Grant was re-opened in 1973 to tell the...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place is tiny but when we turned up the blacksmith was working and we spent a good half hour with him lokking at tools and talking about how the job of the blacksmith was like before everything was machine made. Even had a go...More

1  Thank Biddykite
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Such a shame that places like this have to struggle for funds against the big boring, look how rich my family are, stately homes. I would rather spend an hour here learning about real life than trudge through another nobleman's mansion. A fascinating crucially important...More

1  Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited the Smiddy and it certainly brought back memories of my childhood as I used to watch the blacksmith at primary school around 60 years ago. It was great to see the blacksmith at work and he explained a lot of the tools, etc. and...More

Thank A-J372
Reviewed 5 December 2015

demastration of metal work with only hand tool. a hand driven bellows for the forge hammer anvil chisels and a vice changed a squir 13mm bar into a rams head poker

Thank johnbR6715NB
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Strachur Smiddy is a small museum and craft shop, essentially a restored blacksmith's forge. Turned into a museum by its founder, Cathie Montgomery, daughter of the last blacksmith in Strachur village, the museum has a living forge, attended by the local blacksmith, John William Bain,...More

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