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“Very busy!”
Review of Moffat Woolen Mill

Moffat Woolen Mill
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Moffat
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walsall, UK
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Very busy!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from new year in Scotland. Seemed like hundreds of coaches arrived together. Was a struggle to get in the building itself as there were so many people. A very long walk to the toilets - particularly for the less able! Couldn't really look at things properly due to the crowds. Did buy a few things and was reasonably priced. Not good though for the disabled.

Visited January 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
481 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
“Such a Health Hazard and Dump”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place is a real dive and health hazard. It generates it’s customers by offering very generous commission to coach drivers.

It is not a woollen mill, but a clearance shop of low quality, overpriced clothing, most of it manufactured in Asia.

The worst part is the restaurant. I chose vegetable soup with sandwich. The sandwich was pound shop quality and the soup ill described. It was more like very acidic Minestrone but so bad I was still smarting from indigestion six hours later.

The worst part was the restaurant itself. The rain was pouring into the area. I counted no fewer than eight leaks, with all this water falling into a food area. This would not be just pure rain water, but water contaminated with bird lime and other undesirables. It was not a one off, but long term problem because of all the old water stains on the floor. They seem to think that putting down a few buckets and 'slip hazard' signs is adequate.

When we were there, there were six coaches of elderly guests arriving. The attitude is ‘let them take what they get’. With Scotland having a large tourist opportunity in 2014, this is something we can do without. It just gives us a bad name.

Visited December 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Its just another Edinburgh wool mill outlet!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

TOTALLY gutted when I visited Moffat's woolen mill.
I was expecting Wool, to knit with.

I unfortunately found to my horror that it was nothing more than another Edinburgh wool mill shop, these are not that rare, anyway in the country, and what made it worse was that I had seen better clothing in the Edinburgh wool mill shop in Bakewell.

If you are under the misconception that this is a mill that makes and sells wool, you (as I was) are very mistaken.

Its a clothing outlet that also has a cafe.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Moffat Woollen Mill- a break before the Highlands”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We made a comfort stop on route to Loch Lomond, which was a further two hour journey. We had a look around the mill, the mill is old, but still has enough for a mooch about. It stocks all the usual supplies you'd expect, from Scottish Shortbread and preserves to travel rugs, ladies, gents and children's clothing and bric a brac, most importantly for us, a decent cup of tea and coffee in the restaurant with refreshments. We had looked at the Menu, which was not expensive. We arrived around 1.30 pm and an evening meal awaited us at our hotel, so a snack was more than enough for us. The Mill is an Ideal break in your journey (either on route or return). For those who want to stretch their legs, it's a very short walk into the centre of Moffat. It's a nice little place, with shops, pubs, restaurants a lovely church and a beautifully kept park with a lake. Also our coach driver alerted us to the house, with A Spitfire on the lawn, just down the road from the mill. We went to explore, it's worth a visit, there's a written history of the plane in place on the wall of the house, along with a collection box in aid of the Air-Force Benevolent Fund, for donations when you've taken some photos. We were only to pleased to donate. I spoke to a friend who stops off at Moffat every time she visits Edinburgh but she had no idea this existed. So well done to our driver Chris for letting us know.

Visited September 2013
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Denbigh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Trip to the Edinburgh Tattoo”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

we had a driver's break in Moffat, had a walk in to the town, and a cuppa in the cafe at the Woolen Mill... lovely flowers on entering Moffat

Visited August 2013
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