Strachur Smiddy

Argyll & Bute | Strachur | Historic building | ★★

[Strachur Smiddy]

We came across this 18th century blacksmiths after spotting a sign on the main road that bypasses the village of Strachur. The business only closed in the 1950s but reopened as a smoky, authentic tourist attraction in 1997; apparently not much restoration was needed to bring the unassuming building back to its former state. A video gives a good introduction, while if you're lucky you'll be able to pump the bellows to blast air into the roaring fire in the hearth.

[Strachur Smiddy]

Location & info

📌 Strachur Smiddy ★★
Strachur village centre, G.R.: NN 097014 ///finer.visual.person
Closed for remainder of 2020. 2019 times were: Friday to Monday afternoons, Easter weekend to September | £3.50 adult / £2 child

[Strachur Smiddy]


  1. Learn more from our website at

    Lots of information, photos, videos, and even a radio 4 interview there.


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