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Johnstons of Elgin Mill

Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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Highly recommended

We had a wonderful day at Johnston's. We began with a tour of the mill which was incredibly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
niamh1476
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Tea and scone with a friend.

Great variety of food. I enjoyed a fruit scone with a tea and my friend enjoyed a latte and scone... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
andyonekanobie
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797. Opening the doors of Johnstons of Elgin reveals a 220-year-old story of Scottish innovation and luxury, celebrating the skills of our own craftspeople and generations of herding communities from Mongolia, China, Afghanistan, Australia and Peru, and of natural fibres reaching their full potential. We bring the raw fibre to our mill on the banks of the River Lossie, Elgin, where we clean and soften it with the purest Scottish water, spinning, weaving and knitting cashmere, vicuña, merino and lambswool in the only vertical process of its kind in Scotland. Discover where it all began with a trip to our unique, Five Star Visitor Centre at our original, 220-year-old Elgin mill. Take a guided tour around the mill to experience the production process and discover our outstanding quality in the making.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day at Johnston's. We began with a tour of the mill which was incredibly interesting and allowed access into all the areas of the mill. The staff were pleasant and very knowledgable and we learnt a lot from the day. We...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Great variety of food. I enjoyed a fruit scone with a tea and my friend enjoyed a latte and scone. Good service, friendly staff. Enjoyed a wander around the shop area as well. There is a new addition of ladieswear upstairs.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Guided tour in small groups with well informed guide offering useful insight into the processes and history of the factory and founding family. Well recommended whether sunny or rainy summer or winter.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

my cuppa tea was £50 absolutely cheap compared to my £2995 scarf I bought earlier. 10/10 would tea again.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but the machine rooms are so loud that it's hard to hear while also seeing what they're talking about. We were delayed a little starting our tour because they had to play the tour video in multiple languages for...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Children enjoyed visit but didn't like noise of machinery. Friendly guide and fascinating to hear how things haven't changed very much.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Johnstons of Elgin , a family concern, has been trading since 1797 and some of the machinery dates back to the nineteenth century and is still fully operational - quite amazing. Our tour guide Hannah was very professional and her knowledge of the subject was...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We decided to go here as it was a cold,snowy day. We had a drink and something to eat in the cafe, which was really good, and I was pleased they catered for gluten free,as I am unable to eat wheat now.I had a gluten...More

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Although living fairly locally and having visited the shop and restaurant several times, this was the first time we took a tour of the mill. It is much much larger than we ever imagined and very interesting, especially to me as a textile artist. The...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

When we visited the tours were not available, but they have an exhibition center with a movie and a gift shop that were both very interesting. Next visit we will time it so we can take the tour.

1  Thank Bruce R
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Fantastic Scottish community, would consider living there, check TripAdvisor for top things to see and do, Johnstons was probably our favorite and spent a lot of £ there...
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