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“Enjoyable attraction” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Farfield Mill

Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road, Sedbergh LA10 5LW, England
015396 21958
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Sedbergh
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Set in the shadow of the glorious Howgills near Sedbergh and restored from a Victorian woollen mill, Farfield Mill provides an excellent visit for arts and heritage enthusiasts alike. Take your time to discover a programme of top-quality exhibitions; a unique range of fine art and crafts created by resident and visiting artists; fascinating displays telling the history of the Mill; weekday demonstrations of weaving, rag-rugging or lace-making; rugs and throws produced on the mill’s own looms… plus Weavers Café for delicious food, including Farfield-made cakes, scones and daily specials and traditional Sunday Lunch (12-3).
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had googled a bit of research for places of interest before a short break in the area. Farfield Mill turned out to be a good find. Lots to see and have a go at, the weaving, with a very good cafe both for value and home made goods.
The information film about the area, the local sheep etc was very interesting from both the farming information and the economy over the years of the local area that led to Farfield Mill's development.
It's interesting how the mill has been saved and made to work for the current times by people locally.
Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Glendale
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“Treat on a wet day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visit every time we are down from Skye. Last time was a free Victorian event. Weaving on the top floor is well worth having a go at. Exhibition that change regularly. Cafe is very welcoming -seats or sofas. Food is very good - don't miss the cakes

Visited September 2013
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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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“Tourist attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Really pleasant afternoon out to be had, local crafts and a museum type area. The cafe is lovely too, fresh cakes and tea or coffee at good fair prices.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Superb quality arts and crafts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

An Aladdin's Cave of craftsmanship. We really enjoyed our visit and spent quite a bit more time and money there than we'd intended but were very pleased with our haul. The café, too, was well worth a visit. And very friendly staff and makers. The only thing that I found a bit shocking was the entrance fee. Although it is a lovely place it is, at the end of the day, a shop - and I think it's a bit cheeky to charge people for spending money. If an entrance fee has to be charged couldn't it be refunded if a certain spend limit is exceeded?

Visited September 2013
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“A good day out ( particularly if wet ! )”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

They have made a great job of converting this old woollen mill into an interesting and instructive craft and heritage center, Don't worry about the 4 floors, the lift is very efficient !
We enjoyed the very wide range of crafts and exhibits on display and we liked being able to see some of the craftspeople in operation. Weaving,knitting,crochet,jewellery making, lampshades etc etc all are featured here..
Pity some of the craft workshops were so small but you still get a chance to be up close to the work going on.
For a family day out everyone will be happy...the kids with activities, mum and dad with interesting machinery, home based crafts and plenty of books to browse.
We did'nt get a chance to try out the Cafe but it looked clean and well set up.
Minimum time..say 2 hours, maximum ? get involved with some of the activities and you will be there all day..

Visited September 2013
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