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“Brought back childhood memories”

Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

My mom grew up in North Berwick, as a child I was lucky enough to spend a few summer holidays in this part of Scotland. We would come to Preston Mill and play around it and the fields. So, it was a real treat to get to come back to the mill. My aunt and uncle live only a few streets away, so we walked down. It hasn't really changed over the years and though it wasn't opened when we went, you can still walk around the outside and through the fields and enjoy the area. I believe if you have small children or are interested in the workings of the "old days" Preston Mill is a real must see when it's opened.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Popped in to see the mill on a cycling day round East Lothian.Very sunny day and the mill and surroundings looked perfect and very much evoke centurys past.Took the tour which was informative and interesting maybe £13 for two is a little steep but we enjoyed it.Lovely location for a walk or picnic.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Visited with our 3 young children who were fascinated by the history and the set up of this old mill. The tour guide was very good and the sounding countryside is fantastic. It took from start to finish about 1.5 hours. had we not been members I would have been disappointed paying the gate price. However the history and the restoration work done by the National Trust is excellent.

Thank Officerdee
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

As I approached the Mill I was struck by its shape and structure. The old stone work is so solid looking and the working water wheel is the oldest in Scotland. Take a walk through the adjoining forest to understand the motion of the water which moves the wheel - beautiful and educational. Peek into the chicken house for an idea of how the birds lived and produced their fresh eggs - a bit of fun is provided via the statuary! Well worth a stop!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to the mill, which is fascinating and thankfully hasn't been 'tarted up'. At first I was a bit disappointed to realise that we had to have a guided tour, but in fact the lady who took us round was very good - friendly, informative, but also not too long-winded! She told us lots of things we wouldn't otherwise have known about the mill, the millers, and local life. Unsurprisingly, the mill is regularly flooded (it had been just the week before) and the water heights marked on the wall do make you think about the power of water, and how fast it can take over a building.

Afterwards, we walked through the field to see the Doocot, which is an amazing building and still echoes to the sound of birds cooing.

The Mill has a small gift shop and drinks machine, but it's also only 2 minutes from Smeaton Tea Room and 5 from Tyninghame Smithy, both of which do lovely food (and at both of which there are outside tables at which you can sit with your dog.)

A fine afternoon out, though preferably only done in good weather! Owing to the age and nature of the mill building, disabled access beyond the ground floor may be tricky.

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