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The Watermill

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Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
Phone Number: 01887 822896
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent...
Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).
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Excellent lunch

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch with very tasty soup and wholesome bread. Cakes - what can I say! Just too gorgeous. Service good. Table nice and clean. Altogether a most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JoanS969
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch with very tasty soup and wholesome bread. Cakes - what can I say! Just too gorgeous. Service good. Table nice and clean. Altogether a most enjoyable place to visit. All staff very friendly and helpful. Pity the water mill not working. Lots to interesting things to see. Would definitely return.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice combination of cafe, book shop and art gallery (with an associated small shop next door, too). The fact it was so busy on a midweek afternoon in March says it all.

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Glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely bookshop with cafe downstairs - gorgeous cakes and a huge log burner. Not the cheapest cakes but the setting is gorgeous.

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Scottish Borders
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a super place in Aberfeldy. We had the granddaughter here and there was plenty to keep her amused. Furthermore the, the coffee and cakes are excellent (if pricey) and their selection of books has a good variety for all tastes with a particular emphasis on Scottish themes. Ideal for a driech day. Access for pram/wheelchair on both levels.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great bookshop... one of the best... and superb cafe downstairs with log burning stove....excellent helpful friendly staff!

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is beautiful building to have a light lunch or coffee. The cakes are great and homemade. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

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Blairgowrie
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3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

On a winter day, this is one of our favourite places to come for a bowl of soup in the cosy cafe, and then a browse among the books and cards. The book selection is eclectic and wide ranging,and I have never failed to find something interesting. The staff are friendly and knowledgable,and seem to read all the books on... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We always visit this truly excellent bookshop when we are in the area. There are 3 floors of books on all subjects, plus music, an art gallery and a coffee shop, as well. I'd give the Watermill 5 stars, but on this occasion the bakery was not very tempting.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The watermill has potential to be a real gem of a bookshop with a lovely coffee shop attached. However the staff were lacking the friendliness I expect in a bookshop and there was a definite air of snootiness about the place. The coffee shop was set up for children in terms of high chairs and a few toys, but menu... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Really enjoyed visit today to The Watermill. It has first and foremost a great selection of books and maps, some music and puzzles too. It must beef lovely in summer when you can sit in the cafe garden too with the water tumbling by and easily imagine the previous life of the mill. The inner workings, cogs and wheels are... More 

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