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Address: Barry Village, Carnoustie DD7 7RJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1241 856761
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Visit this charming rustic beauty of a forerunner to the Industrial...

Visit this charming rustic beauty of a forerunner to the Industrial revolution. The rural corn mill, still run today by the gentle flow of Barry Burn, was the ancestor to today's food preparation processes and a myriad of complex technologies that sprung from simple water-wheels, gears, pulleys and belts.

Enjoy the tranquility of this renewable and sustainable approach to work & food in bygone days. Listen to the splash of the wheel and the rumble of the mechanics as the building shakes itself into life. Tours explaining the significance of these mills and telling some of the tales and stories of those that worked in and around these hubs of community are offered and bookings can be made to see flour being ground.

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Amazing working mill hidden in medieval countryside

Complete working medieval mill looked after by a passionate miller who gives you an individual tour if you ask. Not only are the surroundings idyllic but the preservation and care... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Complete working medieval mill looked after by a passionate miller who gives you an individual tour if you ask. Not only are the surroundings idyllic but the preservation and care of the machinery inside the mill is remarkable. Guided through the history of the mill you can get immersed in the atmosphere of how it used to be back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a great visit here, shown round by a custodian who knew milling, the history of the mill, and many relevant ind interesting anecdotes.

Thank JohnCEdinburgh
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Lovely setting. We took the tour as a family and it was fascinating, and if you are up to a walk afterwards, the surrounding area is very pretty.

Thank Satroy85
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Barry Mill is run by the National Trust of Scotland, and is certainly a unique property to visit. We were able to tour the mill which was given by Caroline. She did an absolutely fantastic presentation, taking us through the step by step process of how the grain was milled, as well as explaining the history of the mill. She... More 

Thank geismom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Being a National Trust for Scotland member I thought I would visit this 200 year old Barry Mill near Carnoustie and I remember visiting many years ago and I found Ciaran there as the resident Miller and guide and in the shop an friendly and helpful Sandra. Ciaran was very informative on the history and on how the mill worked... More 

Thank Letham45
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We went along to this as we were in the area and are NTS members without much expectation. The miller who did a fantastic tour complete with a fascinating history managed to engage both ourselves and the children, they spent the full 2 hours listening and learned so much. The miller was friendly, informative and encouraging allowing them to be... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was a very enjoyable visit to a mill, still in working order, demonstrated by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. We live only about seven miles away and have passed the road end so many times...... We recommend a visit which not only explains the mill but informs on local history to young and not so young.

Thank Brian_and_Fiona36
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

a very interseting friendly tour around a very interesting working mill ,would like to go back when the miller actually grinds the flour[Sundays],the staff were excellent ,took advantage of joining te Scottish natural Trust

Thank stephen851965
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a great visit we had - staff are lovely and make the whole experience come to life. The Mill has been preserved beautifully and run by a fully qualified miller. It also makes you realise what a fantastic job the National Trust do in the running of places like the Mill and how well trained their staff are. Highly... More 

Thank 19lucy84
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If your in the area don't miss this attraction. It's a National Trust Scotland property and well worth a visit. The staff will turn on the water wheel and give you a guided tour of the mill.

Thank Joe M

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