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The Watermill

Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
01887 822896
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Aberfeldy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely layout, plenty for all to look at and read. The art gallery upstairs displayed some outstanding pieces. Beautiful coffee shop and restaurant too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best coffee and cake in Perthshire - lovely spot for lunch and a great bookshop with a really good range of titles including maps and walking guides.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fantastic bookshop - see previous reviews/awards. So many books to choose from, extensive selection, with unusual titles, not just popular titles. Lots of local history. Great cafe and food. Lovely staff. A fire, I believe, in the winter. Nice place to while away some time. Very good almond milk hot chocolate! Homer - homewares - is next door, with some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've visited the bookshop twice during my trips to the area. It's a wonderful activity for a rainy day. They have a delightful selection of books, including local/Scottish reading material, and a pleasant coffee shop.

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Ayrshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looking for a different coffee stop, then would recommend this hidden gem : Brilliant book shop, gallery and a relaxing coffee & tea shop within an idyllic setting In the beautiful town of Aberfeldy.

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Troon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely old mill from outside but then you step into the Tardis little rooms run off in all directions for book and gift shop , then downs stairs a quaint coffee shop, great selection of coffee and teas.

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Scotland
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited for 1st time since it reopened so a lot had changed! Loved the layout, the range of books and art work on sale, could have made lots of purchases and will do in the future. Cafe downstairs which you can reach from outside (we failed to see that). Good prompt service, good menu choice & prices. Very tasty filled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wonderful find. The staff in the cafe were fabulous, a real find and a must go to place if you are in the area.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited the Watermill twice on our recent holiday to Aberfeldy. The service was ok, not particularly friendly in the coffee shop but efficient enough. The atmosphere and relaxed surroundings are what stand out. The coffee is acceptable, however, as someone else stated, choice of cakes limited and very expensive. We shared our cakes and they were happy to give... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We popped in for a coffee, but gave up as it was far too busy in a small area. It is very old, but didnt see any water, apart from a hidden river at the bottom of the hill

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