|Looking for: ||Heritage, Historical|
|Address: ||Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE17 7RS|
|Postcode: ||NE17 7RS|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Kids Activity: ||Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||0370 333 1181|
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Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain.
It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.
Read more about the history of the furnace.
Before You Go
Access: The grounds are very uneven, and not suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.
Parking: There is a car park on the opposite side of the A694. The car park is signposted. Please take care when crossing the road.
Other Information: There is no access to the interior.
Plan a Great Day Out
Visit Prudhoe Castle, which survived two sieges during the 1170s and was the only Northumbrian castle to resist Scottish invasion.
There are also some well-preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall nearby at Heddon-on-the-Wall.
30 April 2017 - 24 March 2018
Any reasonable time during daylight hours (Grounds only - no access to Furnace). Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.