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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
+44 844 493 2128
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“water wheel” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (5 reviews)
“outlander fan” (2 reviews)
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East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
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+44 844 493 2128
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"water wheel"
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"guided tour"
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"outlander fan"
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"well worth a visit"
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"national trust"
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"interesting place"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"east lothian"
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"nts members"
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"couple of hours"
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"working mills"
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"looked amazing"
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"miller"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed by display and the fact that the water driven mill was running, very informative guides

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old flour mill but also one of the last to stop working - as late as the 1950s. Go when the National Trust for Scotland site is open. Apart from a very interesting and entertaining tour of 30-45 minutes there are...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We were here as part of an Outlander tour. We arrived early in the morning, well before it actually opens, so what we really saw was the outside and the waterwheel. We also walked up to the doocot, mostly for the exercise. It was a...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We had a very interesting and informative visit to this lovely old building. We were taken on an individual tour by Alastair who was very knowledgeable about the site and the workings of the mill. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

The wife is a huge Outlander fan. We showed up at 1130 because the National Trust website says it opens at 1230, and we wanted to ensure we were on the first tour. The paid employee was already there, opening up the place. Apparently it's...More

Thank DaytonJG
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A really interesting and informative tour of the fascinating and quirky looking oat mill. Great for all ages. A really pretty spot and we enjoyed the short walk nearby along the stream to the fantasy dovecote. There were lots of...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

As with almost all National Trust of Scotland sites, you will not be disappointed. This 18th century mill is the only one of its kind still in operation in East Lothian and still retains the original wooden paddles for the wheel (though some of them...More

Thank Wandering963
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This place is like something out of LOTR. Seriously go. It's beautiful, and whimsical. The little Mill and Mill pond then the river and bridge then the doocot. If you're in the area, highly recommend you visit. East Linton beside for lunch or Tynningham.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We love taking visitors to Preston Mill as the mill and its shape are so unusual and the history of it is very interesting. It is nice to walk around the area that the mill is located in. It is certainly one of the sights...More

Thank NomadicTraveller7
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Although the mill is closed at this time of year, please don't let this put you off visiting. The buildings are as attractive as I expected, and the main mill doubly so. With its colourful, pointed, skewiff roof and tiny set of rough stone steps,...More

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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
Saramaddalena, the inside of the exhibit hall was used in Outlander, too. The docent was particularly helpful in pointing out where they filmed and there were pictures in the exhibit of some of the filming. Besides the mill... More
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