Derwentcote Steel Furnace

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Forge Lane
County Durham
NE17 7RS

Tel: +44 0191 269 1205

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Derwentcote Steel Furnace

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    Recent Reviews:

    • MedEngland
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Earliest, last and most complete Cementation Furnace in Britain
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th May 2015
      This historic building complex is owned by English Heritage and is the earliest (c1730), last and most complete cementation furnace in Britain. Cementation is the process of taking Wrought Iron and... Read full review
    • john e
      Gateshead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      restored steel furnace
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd September 2018
      The steel furnace itself is interesting, with a useful interpretation board, and quite easily accessed. Its worth exploring the area between the site and the river too, with a nice walk to Blackhall... Read full review
    • Allen H
      Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      on a walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th August 2019
      A very old furnace with an insight into how we lived and made iron back when I was young. Very interesting place Read full review



    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads.

    Provider Features

    • In countryside

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Access Information

    Opening Times

    Derwentcote Steel Furnace (2 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2021)

    * Any reasonable time during daylight hours (Grounds only - no access to Furnace). Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    10 miles south west of Newcastle, on A694 between Rowlands Gill and Hamsterley.

    Public Transport Directions

    Train: Metro Centre, Gateshead, 7 miles
    Bus: Go North East 45/46 Newcastle - Consett

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