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“Exceeded All Expectations”
Review of Barry Mill

Barry Mill
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Owner description: Visit this charming rustic beauty of a forerunner to the Industrial revolution. The rural corn mill, still run today by the gentle flow of Barry Burn, was the ancestor to today's food preparation processes and a myriad of complex technologies that sprung from simple water-wheels, gears, pulleys and belts. Enjoy the tranquility of this renewable and sustainable approach to work & food in bygone days. Listen to the splash of the wheel and the rumble of the mechanics as the building shakes itself into life. Tours explaining the significance of these mills and telling some of the tales and stories of those that worked in and around these hubs of community are offered and bookings can be made to see flour being ground.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Barry Mill wasn't my idea of a family day out, BUT I went along with the family just to see what it was all about . . .
We arrived a bit early but staff/manager Peter greeted us and told us we were welcome to explore the gardens/pond/orchard until opening time . . . An offer we took up.
On 1st arriving at Barry Mill there's a gravelly car park. The view from the top of the stairs down to the reception & Mill is like that of a country cottage jigsaw - beautiful.
We were given a lovely warm welcome and details of where to go within the mill and introduced to Kieron who'd be over shortly to give us a proper tour.
Kieron gave us a very informative tour/talk answering questions in great detail and full of enthusiasm for the mill and it's workings. Peter soon joined us and had the mill up and running so we could all see how the mill worked. Peter too is very passionate about the mill and it's workings.
We spent more or less the WHOLE AFTERNOON there. Thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational.
Peter & Kieron ensure you arrive as strangers and leave feeling you've been friends for years.
Definitely well worth the visit. . . Will we go back? . . . MOST DEFINITELY!!!

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived before the opening time of the mill on a Sunday but access was open and we had a lovely walk along through the grounds and along the mill lade. On our return the reception area was open and we had a chat with the very friendly staff. We were dissapointed that there was no milling demonstration planned that day and while they waited for more people to arrive before holding a tour of the mill we went to look at the information display in the mill. Within 5 or 10 minutes Peter arrived and said he would do the tour with just the two of us. Peter has enjoyed a long career in milling and listening his expert and knowledgable explanation of all aspects of the mill, technical, historical and social was a pleasure. We learnt far more than if we had just walked round ourselves. Next time we are in the area we will definitely be visiting again.

3  Thank jules-c61
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were lucky with the weather as our visit was over the Easter weekend. We had a personal guide which meant that you could ask as many questions as you wished. We were given a bit of the history surrounding the site. Records show that there has been a mill on the site since 1539. The current mill was rebuilt in 1814 after a fire. It was extended in the 1930's. The mill stopped production in 1982 & was sold to the National Trust for Scotland in 1992.

We were shown how the grain was dried, stored and then milled. The nearby stream supplies the water to turn the wheel at constant speed. Our guide was very good at explaining the way the mill was operated and how those who worked there spend their day.

Really facsinating. Great day out for the family. There is a picnic area on site.

2  Thank pkpuri
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Only 10 minutes from home. Excellent guide and interesting to learn about local history. Well laid out site.

1  Thank charityqueen2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We walked from the Carnoustie Golf Hotel to Barry Mill where we were greeted by the miller. We gladly accepted his offer of a personal tour complete with commentary round the mill - he was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed his enthusiasm for the mill. Beautiful location. Well worth a visit.

Thank Macb2010
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