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Knockando Woolmill

The Woolmill | Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RX, Scotland
+44 1340 810345
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Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric and knitting yarn. The Visitor Centre, Coffee House and Shop are open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm, March to October. For updates and news see our website and Facebook page. The Visitor Centre Take a self guided tour and explore our historic site to find out about the history and people who lived here. Watch our film in the old cottage, and see the Victorian and modern machinery that we use to manufacture our range of knitting yarn and woven goods. Red Roof Coffee Brand new for 2018 - our coffee shop is situated in the old Byre. Enjoy a choice of barista coffees, teas and fresh home bakes (including our famous Whisky Tea Loaf!) Shop Shop our range of scarves, blankets, cloth and knitting yarn - all made on site at the Woolmill. We also have a wide selection of accessories, including caps, bags and teddy bears all made with our fabric.
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“quiche” (11 reviews)
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The Woolmill | Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RX, Scotland
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+44 1340 810345
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Reviewed 4 days ago

very informative experience, interesting to see the start up of the weaving then seeing the end products, the facilities were good and the food excellent

Thank Irene W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent living museum. Knockando Woolmill is a working preserved woolmill with a fascinating heritage. All the machinery that went into taking the raw fleeces and transforming them into wool, cloth and tweed is here, and working. Very nice cafe, a waterwheel, shop, brilliant photo...More

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The wool mill is very interesting. We were amazed at how many stages there are in the process of making wool yarn and wool cloth. Lovely and well priced yarn, cloth, scarves etc to purchase. Baked goods made on the premises. Try the scones—they are...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Very interesting display of old traditions of lambwool weaving . It was a genuinely local shop not a tourist trap selling overpriced junk. Definetly worth visiting .

1  Thank 329anshumang
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Back because a friend works there and it was lovely to catch up. Still a lovely place to be especially when the weather is nice and sunny. The café is worthwhile a stop for a coffee break.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Beautiful spot and well worth the visit, friendly team, small cafe serving homemade cakes and coffees, also next door to Cardhu Distillery

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It’s a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit It’s wonderful to see the old machines still working and producing cloth It has a nice little snack bar and it’s in a lovely setting it has a shop to buy the products...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times so on a recent visit to the Speyside area went out of our way to get lunch and was looking forward to a lovely wholesome plate of soup and quiche that we've enjoyed in the past. Disappointed when we...More

1  Thank blaclorn
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is well worth a visit - one of the few mills in Scotland which started with an agricultural enterprise and a woollen mill - the farm kept the mill going in the difficult times. Wonderful old farm buildings and the water wheel although mill...More

2  Thank Virginia3960
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Imagine if you can, a multi-person polling booth. Now, ask yourself whether this might be a good model for seating in a cafe. Well, now you can see for yourself in the Red Roof Cafe. Very good coffee and home baked scones etc, but if...More

1  Thank palodegolf
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