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“Well restored water powered mill”

Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill
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Lancashire
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413 reviews
195 attraction reviews
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“Well restored water powered mill”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We arrived just in time to join a small guided tour group. We saw how oatmeal was made into oat flour and all the stages were demonstrated. The staff / volunteers were all friendly and knowledgeable. The machinery and buildings are now all in good order and a visit here is an interesting experience.

Visited June 2014
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English first
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Lovely tranquil spot”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Spent the afternoon here. Was shown round by one of the guides who seemed to know everything you could possibly to know about the mill. Great to walk around, work out the layout of all the cogs etc and what they did. After our tour we sat in the small garden and had a nice cream and enjoyed the sunny afternoon. After our rest we walked to Phantassie doocot about half a mile away. Took lots of photos.

Visited June 2014
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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely views”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Nice walks and great architecture good for a quick sunny day's adventure with the kids and the dogs.

Visited April 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Brought back childhood memories”
Reviewed 25 September 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.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric location.”
Reviewed 3 June 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.

Visited May 2013
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