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“Well worth a visit....you will not be dissapointed.”
Review of Barry Mill

Barry Mill
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Owner description: Visit this charming rustic beauty of a forerunner to the Industrial revolution. The rural corn mill, still run today by the gentle flow of Barry Burn, was the ancestor to today's food preparation processes and a myriad of complex technologies that sprung from simple water-wheels, gears, pulleys and belts. Enjoy the tranquility of this renewable and sustainable approach to work & food in bygone days. Listen to the splash of the wheel and the rumble of the mechanics as the building shakes itself into life. Tours explaining the significance of these mills and telling some of the tales and stories of those that worked in and around these hubs of community are offered and bookings can be made to see flour being ground.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Well worth a visit....you will not be dissapointed.”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

As National Trust Members, my friend and I visited, for the first time, Barry Mill. We were, first of all delighted with the warm welcome from Tour Guide Carolyn Peters. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the history and workings of the mill was amazing. She made our visit very special, one of which we will remember, and talk about for some time to come. Thank you Carolyn.

Visited March 2013
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Tayport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“unexpected enjoyment from this visit.”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We were really just passing through this wee village on our way to Carnoustie. We decided to drop in to the Barry mill and what a fantastic afternoon we had. The your guide made it interesting I have to say if you are going to see this old water mill please take the proper tour with the guide. She made this tour interesting and told us where of the old sayings derived from. Would recommend this highly. Beautiful surroundings as well, take a picnic with you though as they don't have a cafe and go in the summer when the weather is more likely to be warm.

Thank loisf50
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barnard castle
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting and child friendly. Grandson loved the information given by the v v friendly guide.”
Reviewed 30 November 2012

played poo sticks in the mill race and that was great fun.
The mill was a good experience as the process was explained so simply. Our second visit and probably not the last.

Thank hikera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place - well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I visited Barry Mill with my 9 year old daughter during the October school holidays, I was very surprised to find that we were the only visitors but very glad as we received a personal tour from the miller! The miller is very friendly and obviously passionate about his workplace - he swtiched on the water wheel for us and explained how various things worked in a way that my held my daughters attention (which is quite a feat!). We learned lots and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
After our tour round the mill we had a short walk up to the mill lade, stopping to admire the two resident swans on our way there and back. There are other longer walks which we intend to return to do. There is a small National Trust shop on site, a picnic area, and the toilets were very clean.
My daughter enjoyed herself so much that she insisted her dad take her back 2 days later on Sunday afternoon to see the weekly milling demonstration!

Visited October 2012
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“great, working mill for kids to see”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

set in nice grounds, we went on an open day and the miller was so passionate about his work, gave a great inspirational talk.

Thank turkeylurky
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