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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
0844 4932128
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Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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Lancashire
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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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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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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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to the mill, which is fascinating and thankfully hasn't been 'tarted up'. At first I was a bit disappointed to realise that we had to have a guided tour, but in fact the lady who took us round was very good - friendly, informative, but also not too long-winded! She told us lots of things... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Loved the history and being able to see the workings of the mill. Interesting place to see and good photo opportunities.

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scotland
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Even though mill was closed in morning. Nice walk over to river past the doocot. Interesting stop on John Muir way

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