Vallonbruken preserves and showcases the unique industrial community in Uppland, from its Walloon iron production techniques to the women’s history and the characteristic food and drink. “I would recommend a tour of at least a couple of our 15 estates to get the full picture of this fantastic era,” says operations director Stefan Wårdsäter. “For example, why not pay a visit to the smithy in Österbybruk, combined with a guided tour of the Lövstabruk manor?”Österbybruk is the world’s only preserved operational Walloon smithy, dating back to the 17th century, and well worth a trip for its beautiful orangery and vegetable garden.