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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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Red poppies.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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37 attraction reviews
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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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202 reviews 202 reviews
57 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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Edinburgh
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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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