Furnace is a small village on the west shore of Loch Fyne, around 8 miles south of Inveraray.
Originally named Inverleacainn, the village took its name from the iron smelting works built here in 1755. Today you can visit the old iron furnace as well as a gunpowder works, built in 1841. There is also an excellent circular walk, following old drovers roads, that links Furnace with the Folk Museum at Auchindrain. The area is also popular for fishing.