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Interesting Industrial Heritage.......

While driving to Machynlleth, pulled into take a break at this attraction. A must see for all... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Richard B
Coimbra, Portugal
Nice preserved industrial relic

Driving up to Machynlleth, stopped to admire the Dyfi Furnace and water wheel. Whilst it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Machynlleth SY20 8PH, Wales
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 July 2014

A lovely little water powered ironworks complete with water wheel, new panels (with a kids trail) and some nice touches. Worth a visit, especially if passing as travelling N-S or S-N up the Welsh coast

2  Thank Ruth and Gareth d
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Worth seeing if you are staying nearby, nice waterfall, good signage, but 10 minutes and you are done!

1  Thank toby187
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

For those that are into our industrial heritage, this is a must. This building must be unique and a very precious part of our heritage.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this en route to Borth. What an amazing piece of history. Lovely views and a waterfall to top it off. Also very informative signs to give you an idea of the history of the mill.

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

While driving to Machynlleth, pulled into take a break at this attraction. A must see for all Furnace and Water Wheel fans. There is a small car park down the lane opposite, made a nice stopover for tea and sarnies........

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Driving up to Machynlleth, stopped to admire the Dyfi Furnace and water wheel. Whilst it wasn't working while we visited, its still a spectacular preserved relic of our industrial past.

1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Having driven past here loads of times, I thought I'd stop and have a look. Very interesting with useful info boards. Following a period of wet weather the waterfall was spectacular. Next time you're going past, stop and have a look.

Thank Lex-Pelicana1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

An excellent experience of the past engineering and living of that time. we were surprised that it was free to go around as most would charge for something as good as this.

Thank arrow1812
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nestled away in woodland, the old furnace is now home to a colony of horseshoe bats. Interesting knowledge nuggets about the production of ore and a beautiful little place - a real gem. Little house next door sells their own home,add jams and chutneys at...More

Thank m19ichelle77
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Dyfi (pronounced 'Doovie') Furnace is a well-kempt example of an iron-smelting furnace, and one can easily see the different main sections of the furnace, and there is also a cute little model with a turnable wheel to show how the water wheel drove the bellows...More

Thank ChristoanS
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Takes no more than an hour to visit this ancient site from 1750. How a company chenged the way to eat a furnace like a vulcan, with only a bit of water from the river.

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

What a little gem this was to find on our travels. Parking is free over the road with a short walk up a wooded area. Lots of interesting information on boards with how the furnace functioned all them years ago. The waterfall can be admired...More

1  Thank Joan B
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