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James Pringle Weavers

Holm Woollen Mills Dores Rd, Inverness IV2 4RB, Scotland
+44 1463 231042
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Some great bargains but you have to root them out

I live locally and pop in quite a few times per year. There is a mixture of some higher end good... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
agathachristiefan
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Aladdin's cave

This place has become part of our family tradition at Christmas. For years when our kids, now... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
purplechrissie
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Inverness, Scotland
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Part factory tour, part outlet: find out how some of Scotland's finest woollen wares are made, then buy what you like.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good22%
  • Average25%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible17%
May 4, 2018
“Some great bargains but you have to root them out”
Dec 23, 2017
“Aladdin's cave”
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Holm Woollen Mills Dores Rd, Inverness IV2 4RB, Scotland
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+44 1463 231042
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I live locally and pop in quite a few times per year. There is a mixture of some higher end good quality cashmere, kilts, good selection of shoes, jewellery, whisky and I've bought some great stuff over the years. Then there is no middle ground...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This place has become part of our family tradition at Christmas. For years when our kids, now teenagers, were young we went to visit Santa here. It is great for lunch or coffee and is a veritable Aladdin's cave of gifts, clothes and even has...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Went out for a morning walk and by the time we got there it was nearly time for them to stop serving breakfast but with 20 minutes to spare. Really looking forward to this... they didnt have much of a selection left fair enough but...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Living locally, I visit Holm Mills every couple of years. Each time I hope for improvement but experience none. The shop is so outdated - what must visitors think! And full of low quality clothes and shoes. The cafe does have a pleasant lounge area,...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Went for visit today and decided to go to cafe for cup of tea and roll (11:00). After waiting for about 10 mins eventually got served by what I can only describe as a very rude person. She took our order (1 X bacon roll...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I love shopping at James Pringle. Quality products and a huge range of stock at great prices. The staff are excellent, so helpful in every respect. The restaurant is good too, always enjoyed the food and service. The high tea on Thursday night is really...More

Thank Travellingagain80
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Our tour group leader brought us to the Pringle store. It would have been nice to have learned something about the life and times of the people that worked here. There are some historic exhibits and some are very good. They could really make this...More

1  Thank studebhawk
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

What people don't realise is that this was a weaving business founded by James Pringle, an Invernessian. It is NOT, nor does it pretend to be, anything to do with the James Pringle based in the Borders. But if people want to think it is,...More

1  Thank Annelise S
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were recommended by am assistan t in nearby supermarket as a place to get coffee. We went a couple of times, but it's a strange place. Food OK but a bit dry but drinks and food all served nicely on proper china. shop an...More

Thank 543Tomel
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

We went to try to find tartan, but the two tartans we wanted they did not have in stock. But the gentleman that helped us was very nice and apologetic about not being able to find what we were looking for and instead gave us...More

Thank atlas993
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laudebooks
June 20, 2018|
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Response from purplechrissie | Reviewed this property |
No the original mill is not operating. There is an example of the old mill and weaving upstairs and I think that is demonstrated occasionally but it is not a working mill as such. Great shop though.
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Linda M
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Nathan B | Property representative |
We have as part of the exhibition a small hand loom and this can be operated to give visitors a display of how the weaving operates. The actual exhibition is on Highland Life and include a croft and some history on tartan... More
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