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New Abbey Corn Mill

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Lovely surprise

The mill was not in working order when we visited, but we were able to tour the facility after... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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Fantastic quirky wee corn mill. See the original working of the mill. Friendly staff are great to... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
New Abbey, United Kingdom
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The fully restored water-powered New Abbey Cornmill offers visitors a wonderful insight into Scottish rural life in years gone by. Situated in the pretty village of New Abbey and under the care of Historic Scotland, this three-storey whitewashed...more
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The Square, New Abbey DG2 8BX, Scotland
+44 1387 850260
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 9, 2014

We drove through New Abbey on way to holiday cottage and happened on the Corn Mill by chance. So glad we decided to go back and have a look at this the next day - what a little gem of a museum - great to...More

2  Thank mintalkin
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Myself and family visited the New Abbey Corn Mill the other day, the building itself was lovely and was good to know the history of the building. The tour guide was the only thing that put us off, the constant jokes were a little tiring...More

2  Thank Mark V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mill was not in working order when we visited, but we were able to tour the facility after watching a short video on the history, upstairs in the welcome center. There was only one attendant on site, and the poor woman had to keep...More

Thank geismom
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic quirky wee corn mill. See the original working of the mill. Friendly staff are great to inform you all about the Corn Mill. Lovely!

Thank fenric71
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

You start with an excellent video giving you a bit of the history of the mill and a great explanation of how the mill works by the current miller. Well worth a visit if you go to New abbey.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed September 24, 2018

working mill, what can you say, excellent, mad m e feel tall at 5 foot 2 but was excellent to witness

Thank Laurze E
Reviewed September 15, 2018

My husband was keen to visit a working mill so we were disappointed to find the mill was not working due to lack of water. While appreciating the history of the mill, this is not a place for young families as the mill is extremely...More

Thank AusKerry1970
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We thought we would have a look at this mill because our grandsons have never been to a working mill they were absolutely amazed at this place they climbed to the top, they looked at the wheel and the millrace. They did the treasure hunt,...More

Thank R4833HTmichaele
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice visit. Interesting for adults and teens. It’s a short visit but you then go see sweetheart abbey and have a tea at the Abbey tearoom : a nice afternoon. Not suitable with young children.

Thank MarjoriedeLyon
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t originally going to visit this but had a little time after visiting the nearby abbey and as in included in the Galloway and Dumfries explorer pass thought would pop in. You have to watch a informative short (12 minute) video about the corn...More

Thank Liz_Mo1982
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Well worth the visit a most interesting place to visit made more so by the guided tour and the expert talk showing everything to us,recommend it to everyone if in the area to visit.

Thank Bazza199
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Took friends for a look at a water mill. Very interesting displays and the staff were friendly and informative. Unfortunately the mill was not operating during our visit so we didn't get the full effect of noise, dust and motion. It is well worth a...More

Thank pippin33
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