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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill

East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
+44 844 493 2128
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East Linton EH40 3DS, Scotland
+44 844 493 2128
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We didnt actually pay to go in to the mill as it wasn't open on the day we were there, however we have it on our list to visit when return, its was such an intriguing shaped building and is in such a pretty setting,

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Took grandchildren to see a bit of history. They enjoyed seeing how the water wheel worked to grind flour in times gone by. A short walk away is the Doocot. A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, very peaceful

Thank Kathlyn C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A lovely and interesting place in its own right, but also an Outlounder filming location. Staff were really lovely and helpful. Our main interest was as Outlander fans and we were welcomed and given lots of really interesting info.

Thank Traveliterate
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying almost next to the Mill and so passed it several times a day, each time depending on the weather and light it looked amazing, calm peaceful and almost with a magical air about it. Fantastic seeing the water wheel in operation over...More

Thank kmcliverpool
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Preston Mill was a neat view back into history. Understanding the process of how they dried and milled the grain was interesting. We arrived about 30 min before closing. There was no other tourists around so the guide gave us an abbreviated tour. The cultural...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This historic working mill sits in the wonderful countryside of East Lothian. I visited on a bike ride with a friend. We enjoyed a tour that took 30 minutes with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Lots of history and innovation to be seen in a...More

Thank jhgWorcester
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Thanks to our wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Danny - this was one of the best NTS sites we have visited. A simple mill? you might be forgiven for thinking there's not much to learn. On the contrary, we learned about trade, water power, the...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is an adorable little place and so quirky! We had a tour guide all to ourselves as we were on the last tour and we learnt loads. Definitely recommend if you're passing through, or if you're a member of the national trust or if...More

1  Thank WispyFairyWings
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely peaceful spot by the River Tyne. The mill itself looks as though it had grown piece by piece over the years. The whole place was brought to life by the young guide who took great trouble to answer any questions we had and...More

Thank CSTE176
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant It's a must Oldest working water mill in Scotland .................. Well worth a visit.

Thank bigkgr
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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
Saramaddalena, the inside of the exhibit hall was used in Outlander, too. The docent was particularly helpful in pointing out where they filmed and there were pictures in the exhibit of some of the filming. Besides the mill... More