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New Abbey Corn Mill

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Address: The Square, New Abbey DG2 8BX, Scotland
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09:30 - 05:30
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See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how...

See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. A mill was built here by the monks of nearby Sweetheart Abbey, but the present building dates to the late 1700s.

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The Abbey Corn Mill is well worth a visit to learn and see how they used to mill flour.

The Abbey Corn Mill is well worth a visit to learn and see how they used to mill flour. There is a very interesting, if not slightly dated video to watch which gives the history... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Steve S

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Corn Mill got off to a good start with a very informative film show but we then discovered that the mill was not working as there had been problems with the water supply for the wheel. Without the wheel turning nothing else in the mill works so we had to use a lot of imagination. At... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Sadly, having had an excellent visit to this site a few years ago (our experience of the lady who showed us around before was superb), a return visit with my 8 year old daughter and 84 year old mother was disastrous. Having parked in the carpark (empty other than the car of one member of staff) to pop into the... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Abbey Corn Mill is well worth a visit to learn and see how they used to mill flour. There is a very interesting, if not slightly dated video to watch which gives the history of the mill. You are then taken around the mill by one of the staff who can give you further information. I believe they run... More 

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The lady was so sweet and it is clear she was very proud of her mill. As long as you're in the area visiting sweetheart abbey, this is worth a stop. Buy the membership and you'll get into a bunch of stuff.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We used our Historic Scotland membership to visit the mill. We had a tour with one of the friendly guides. The Mill was originally part of the nearby abbey, which we had just visited. It is a good example of a traditional mill, and shows how important the role of the Miller was. Local people relied on the mill for... More 

Thank Julie H
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited here before moving on to Sweetheart Abbey at the opposite end of the village. We were the only visitors as arrived first thing and were welcomed by both members of staff who were very enthusiastic. We watched the documentary first to get to know about the history of the place before being shown around by the guide to... More 

Thank Kath1722
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

By being directed in a specific order to the different parts of the mill you get a real sense of how it would have worked. Really lovely and helpful staff. Moira is especially nice and super helful. Really nice shop too, randomly if you are a Game of Thrones fan look out for a book in the shop called "A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here when you visit Sweetheart Abbey. Good video. Very informative. Good oat cakes and cookies too. Mill was interesting.

Thank Caroline H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Having watched the 12 minute documentary video we were shown around the site by one of the very knowledgeable guides and then left to our own devices to explore on our own. The 18th century building and machinery have been carefully restored to perfect working order and you can really appreciate the working conditions and the importance of the miller... More 

Thank Richard M
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The mill is at the start of New Abbey village beside the main road. It was built in the18th Century on the site of a previous mill and was in use by the local famers up until 1948. Good points; Small car park next to the garden, former pond and water run offs open to public and pleasant places to... More 

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