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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

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Address: East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 844 493 2128
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This historic working mill sits in the wonderful countryside of East Lothian. I visited on a bike ride with a friend. We enjoyed a tour that took 30 minutes with very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Preston Mill was a neat view back into history. Understanding the process of how they dried and milled the grain was interesting. We arrived about 30 min before closing. There was no other tourists around so the guide gave us an abbreviated tour. The cultural background also gave more flavor to the history about the mill. The guide also pointed... More 

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worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This historic working mill sits in the wonderful countryside of East Lothian. I visited on a bike ride with a friend. We enjoyed a tour that took 30 minutes with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Lots of history and innovation to be seen in a setting that reminds me of the sets from a Harry Potter movie. Well worth a... More 

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Alyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Thanks to our wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Danny - this was one of the best NTS sites we have visited. A simple mill? you might be forgiven for thinking there's not much to learn. On the contrary, we learned about trade, water power, the social and religious life, the mechanics of producing grain and a whole host more. Definitely... More 

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is an adorable little place and so quirky! We had a tour guide all to ourselves as we were on the last tour and we learnt loads. Definitely recommend if you're passing through, or if you're a member of the national trust or if like us you like Outlander filming locations as this is said to be the mill... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely peaceful spot by the River Tyne. The mill itself looks as though it had grown piece by piece over the years. The whole place was brought to life by the young guide who took great trouble to answer any questions we had and especially took the trouble to keep two small children entertained. There were mice to find... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant It's a must Oldest working water mill in Scotland .................. Well worth a visit.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A magical little place with wonderful wildlife all around. Well worth a visit. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and helpful. The area around the mill is a lovely place to walk your dog too.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Used in Outlander. The thing is that their website said they would be closed on the weekend so I almost didn’t go. But I figured I could try and see it from the road. Luckily the guy in charge was there and said the website was wrong. He showed me photos of Outlander filming, talked a lot about it (had... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Visited here today ( 7 / 7 / 2016 ) and found this a very old mill dating back to 1`6th century .Guide was very infomative . It amazes you how by turning a paddle wheel all the machinery works the whole mill . Worth a visit

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Visiting Preston Mill was a most pleasant surprise, much more quaint than we expected. It was definitely worth the drive, wether you are an Outlander fan or not.

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