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Strachur Smiddy

Formerly a working middy, now re-opened after a good many years, the sort of place film location... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2019
iainross2015
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Innellan, United Kingdom
Fascinating step back into history

A treasure-trove of the Blacksmith's tasks, informative videos take you further into the buiidings... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2019
Dreamer38473901585
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Formerly a working middy, now re-opened after a good many years, the sort of place film location managers should be queuing up for! There is a working forge and bellows and a blacksmith works the forge on a Saturday in season, hammering out items that can be bought in the gift
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A treasure-trove of the Blacksmith's tasks, informative videos take you further into the buiidings history and the people connected with it, To wander around the smithy actually touching tools made for specific tasks, fascinating
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Visited today with my young son (6) on a rainy Sunday and we were welcomed warmly. The staff there were knowledgeable and thoroughly engaged my son allowing him a turn on the bellows and my husband was delighted to be invited to add a point to an existing poker. The smiddy is
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Definitely worth a visit, whether for educational purposes or to see a really nice but small gift craft shop. We attended on a day the blacksmith was working and our teenage niece got to help which she thoroughly enjoyed.
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We visited the Smiddy whilst holidaying in this beautiful part of Scotland. The Blacksmith was not working but we were shown around by a gentleman who was very informative and loved talking about the history. As said earlier it is such a shame that this little place, and I
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