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Wonderful!

Took the family en route to the coast - and the kids really loved it. Lovely tour of the mill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StoboJo
A brilliant day out with super guides

We weren’t sure what to expect but the Mill is fascinating - it’s really well restored and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Inthenickoftime
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Restored and fully operational Victorian watermill in North Northumberland which makes wholegrain, stoneground flour from locally grown cereals using traditional methods. Visitors can explore the building, watch the milling process from grain to...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ford Forge | Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family en route to the coast - and the kids really loved it. Lovely tour of the mill - really knowledgable hosts and really lovely people. Got the holiday off to a great start.

Thank StoboJo
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Great to hear that you had a lovely tour of the mill and that your children enjoyed the visit. Hope you have a wonderful time in Northumberland!

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect but the Mill is fascinating - it’s really well restored and interesting to look around. The volunteers were very friendly and gave us a super tour. It’s well worth the visit.More

Thank Inthenickoftime
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found the Mill fascinating - there is, we believe, a lot more to see than you would think at first glance. Delighted that the staff were friendly and gave you a good tour too....More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited today with our children, not quite sure what to expect, but what a brilliant visit. The children loved getting hands on with all the machinery, starting the water mill and helping to use the ropes to lift the sack. They also enjoyed finding...More

Thank Fiona C
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you. So many visitors come along and aren't sure what to expect in the Mill, or think that it won't hold the interest of their children. Generally when they do take the plunge they are pleasantly surprised, and we are glad that you were...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

I visited the Corn Mill this week with my daughter and twin grandsons, aged 6. This is an amazing mill to visit. The staff: Jill on reception, Sheila taking the bread making sessions with the children and not forgetting Tom who gave us the history...they...More

Thank jigger538
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. The Mill staff are a fabulous team and we are delighted to hear that they helped to make your visit so enjoyable. Also delighted that you enjoyed the bread that your grandsons made - butter and honey are, or...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of 8 adults (all ages) and 2 children visited the mill on 15th August. Our son of 6 years old was able to join the dough making class (as I did), not only did he love it, but so did I. The whole...More

Thank tvm10
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you all had a lovely time at the mill - you have just confirmed our belief that the mill is of interest to all ages! Sheila is one of our team of millers and is a...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We regularly come to the area camping and had never come across this place before. Luckily on a rainynday wr thought outside the box and found it. It was fantastic. My daughter loved it. The lovely lady miller helped her to operate all the machinery...More

Thank Paul T
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you decided to explore and found the cornmill. Sheila the lady miller is great, and loves showing children the mill machinery. I will pass your comments on to the tearoom and to...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Mill has exhibitions and workings on three floors with a tea room with good views. Very helpful informative guide here. Very interesting place to visit and you can buy the flour made here, Bit of a craft place over the road.

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Lovely our 6 year old loved looking round, lovely area we had a little Celt afternoon exploring would recommend

Thank Sarah W
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon and that your 6 year old enjoyed the Mill. Hope you will visit again :)

Reviewed 30 July 2018

As we were visiting the railway we also visited the mill which was very interesting. Plenty interpretation of it's history and the process of milling. Very helpful pleasant staff and nice wee shop.

Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your review and we're glad that you found the Cornmill when you were here for the Railway - many visitors don't! Pleased to hear the staff were pleasant and helpful too.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We found the staff very friendly. We noticed a sign for bread making and signed our two young children up. Whilst waiting on the bread to Rise we got a great talk about the history of the mill. Then my two dressed up and had...More

Thank Cookieka
FordEtal, Public Relations Manager at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit. Hope that the children enjoyed their bread!

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