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The Watermill

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Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1887 822896
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Coffee and cake after the Birks

Fabulous, eccentric and eclectic cafe and restaurant with great staff and great food. Highly recommended and gallery and bookshop thrown in!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
harriskirrie
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous, eccentric and eclectic cafe and restaurant with great staff and great food. Highly recommended and gallery and bookshop thrown in!

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Thank harriskirrie
Aberdeen, Scotland
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meandering through a wonderfullt themed bookshop which is so visually pleasing with lovely guided selections for you to choose from. It is so clever and so warm and ajoining cafe and gift shop are fantastic as well

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Thank Madrava
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a cosy cuppa on a cold and damp day. They had a wide range of lovely teas, and a great selection of cakes. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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Foster, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Any book you could want. If not in stock they will get it in the next day! Quite extraordinary service. Lovely coffee in the cafe, friendly staff and in the middle of a gorgeous town.

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Thank LouiseVuillermin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem this place is. both from the bookstore and café point of view. Picturesque and good quality. You can't pass Aberfaldy and not pop by The Watermill ! When it's very busy I'm not sure the seating system works (take a seat and someone will come). It felt a bit messy with people who just arrived ordering while... More 

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Thank KBridou
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real gem. Great bookshop upstairs then downstairs a wonderful cafe. Tea list is wonderful. About 12 different types and served properly - with teapot, hot water, strainer etc. Cake and sandwich choice excellent . Highly recommend this superb cafe.

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Thank LVS64
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real pleasure when you walk in the door ,a book overs dream with friendly knowledgeable staff on 3 floors with a gallery on the top floor .Normal range of biographies and fiction A great range of childrens books, all well laid out and displayed . Interesting to see the original machinery of the mill upstairs . The bottom floor... More 

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Thank craigluscar
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bookshop with loads of character, great coffee and delicious gluten free cake. A relaxing pleasant coffee break followed by a browse of excellent selection of books.

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Thank Iobhann
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spot to browse in the quirky bookstore and chill out with your favourite book choice. Super cosy with the log burning stove and the coffee and cake are homemade and super yummy!☕️🍰

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Thank CAT8108
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to see that this Watermill has been put to good use. It is a lovely building with lots of the original character and equipment. The wheel no longer works but it is still worth a visit. Great collection of books and art and the cafe is a great hub for visitors and locals with some great home... More 

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