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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

Address: East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 4932128
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Brilliant venue fantastic food and staff absolutely amazing venue most enjoyable extra praise for all the staff who worked incredibly hard all day and night they couldn't do enough !

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We really wanted to visit here but came twice and each time it was closed. If you want to visit you need to research the times that they are open carefully as it does not appear to be often. We did have a walk around the meadow which was pretty but were disappointed that we did not get to see... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
57 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The mill dates back to the 16th century and one of the last working mills in East Lothian. The miller would grind mainly oats plus barley & wheat. The farmers were tied to bringing their grain to a particular miller which was dictated by the landowner. My wife & I were lucky to have the guide to ourselves so we... More 

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194 reviews 194 reviews
86 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We arrived just in time to join a small guided tour group. We saw how oatmeal was made into oat flour and all the stages were demonstrated. The staff / volunteers were all friendly and knowledgeable. The machinery and buildings are now all in good order and a visit here is an interesting experience.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Spent the afternoon here. Was shown round by one of the guides who seemed to know everything you could possibly to know about the mill. Great to walk around, work out the layout of all the cogs etc and what they did. After our tour we sat in the small garden and had a nice cream and enjoyed the sunny... More 

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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice walks and great architecture good for a quick sunny day's adventure with the kids and the dogs.

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My mom grew up in North Berwick, as a child I was lucky enough to spend a few summer holidays in this part of Scotland. We would come to Preston Mill and play around it and the fields. So, it was a real treat to get to come back to the mill. My aunt and uncle live only a few... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Popped in to see the mill on a cycling day round East Lothian.Very sunny day and the mill and surroundings looked perfect and very much evoke centurys past.Took the tour which was informative and interesting maybe £13 for two is a little steep but we enjoyed it.Lovely location for a walk or picnic.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Visited with our 3 young children who were fascinated by the history and the set up of this old mill. The tour guide was very good and the sounding countryside is fantastic. It took from start to finish about 1.5 hours. had we not been members I would have been disappointed paying the gate price. However the history and the... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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155 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

As I approached the Mill I was struck by its shape and structure. The old stone work is so solid looking and the working water wheel is the oldest in Scotland. Take a walk through the adjoining forest to understand the motion of the water which moves the wheel - beautiful and educational. Peek into the chicken house for an... More 

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