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Address: Mill on the Fleet High Street | Gatehouse of Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1557 814099
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Mill on the Fleet is a restored cotton mill dating from 1785 which is...

The Mill on the Fleet is a restored cotton mill dating from 1785 which is now an exhibition centre. It is attractively situated on the banks of the River Fleet with a long riverside terrace as part of the dog-friendly Mill Café. The exhibitions are spread over 3 floors telling the story of Gatehouse and the surrounding area and includes a temporary exhibition programme, regular events, and local arts and crafts. On the top floor there is a very popular secondhand bookshop. It is also the main tourist information point for Gatehouse. It is a community project run by volunteers - we look forward to welcoming you.

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Well worth a visit

Visited the exhibitions and found the man in charge to be very informative and helpful with information about the area and it's history together with suggested places to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the exhibitions and found the man in charge to be very informative and helpful with information about the area and it's history together with suggested places to visit locally. Only had tea for two in the cafe but found the staff very friendly. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank caravanman43
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were greeted by one of the volunteers, who gave us a brief explanation of the history of the mill. Another rebiewer made a comment about staff nit being local, what does that matter as long as they are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly? Very impressive model of the village in the 1800s and informative displays. As an amateur historian, I... More 

1 Thank 576DavidM
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

good to see old places restored and used as education facility. nice cafe, varied menu with the usual fare, friendly staff. lovely craft area.

1 Thank taffngill
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Very good displays and information at this location, didn't try the cafe here because we had been to Galloway Lodge before coming here and continued to go there because it was just so good.

Thank Gordon R
Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Have visited the Mill for many years and can't believe the awful changes that have been made to the cafe.Book shop is still great,tourist information leaves a lot to be desired,volunteers try their best but on the whole are not born and bred in the area so their knowledge is understandably limited.As for the cafe,where do I start?Lovely staff but... More 

Thank Urworsenightmare
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a really lovely renovation. The museum exhibition was really interesting and the café and craft area were a bonus.

Thank 505maydew
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little gem of a place. Beautifully prepared and freshly cooked food. Friendly and attentive staff. Definitely worth a visit especially after a walk in Cally Woods. The upstairs bookshop is amazing and the pop up shop has some beautiful locally made gifts. Brilliant

Thank Kate S
Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The exhibition rooms wrere colosed on the time we went as it was November but the Craft areas were open and very good. The Cafe is large and well stocked.

Thank 1945scot
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice enough to while away an hour. Interesting and hands on exhibits for children and lovely local crafts to buy.

Thank Elle E
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Model of the town as it used to be when the mill was in full operation. Knowledgeable staff available to answer questions.

Thank DNLE1234

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