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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

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Address: East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 4932128
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Great little slice of history

We stopped here on the way back from Tantallon castle, worth a visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't plan a trip just to see that... Lots of other sites close by though so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped here on the way back from Tantallon castle, worth a visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't plan a trip just to see that... Lots of other sites close by though so easy to combine with others

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had a wonder around the outside but was surprised that it was shut on a Saturday afternoon. What we could see was nice and the water wheel looked amazing.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I recommend Preston Mill as part of a longer walk or as starting off point to explore the area. Peaceful, interesting and a fascinating glimpse into the past.

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East Linton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The weather was gorgeous the day we visited, so besides having the guide to ourselves and thoroughly inspecting the mill, we also walked around the field, liberally dotted with red poppies, that the Doocot was in and along the river. A simple, functional mill that is routinely flooded every year. But without the water, it wouldn't work, so there it... More 

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london
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
75 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Lancashire
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94 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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