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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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Well worth a visit - but join a tour if you can to learn so much more

We came here on a lovely sunny afternoon on a tour round this area which we had not visited before. This place is a little gem. We didn't have time to visit the Doocot though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We came here on a lovely sunny afternoon on a tour round this area which we had not visited before. This place is a little gem. We didn't have time to visit the Doocot though. We joined a tour led by ? S Miller who was a most excellent guide. We learnt all about the process and workings of the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A beautiful spot that most will miss as they drive on the A1. A Scottish National Trust site but there was no one on duty when we got there at 10am on a July Saturday. The walk to the dovecote is over the river and well worth the 30 minutes round trip.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A well restored mill that gives a good insight into our past. It wasn't open but it's still good to earl around the mill & see the dovecot

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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