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The Watermill

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Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1887 822896
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent...

Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).

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Such a jewel in this area

What a jewel in this area. Hidden behind the High Street in Aberfeldy this book shop, gallery and café is a real find. Well stocked with interesting books. The café is quirky and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a jewel in this area. Hidden behind the High Street in Aberfeldy this book shop, gallery and café is a real find. Well stocked with interesting books. The café is quirky and it is oh so comfortable to just pass time, eat cake and enjoy the tasteful decoration in an environment that obviously appreciates good books. Very much recommended!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here on a very cold day, it was so lovely and warm inside. The cafe is very cute and the hot drinks come in lovely heavy metal tea pots. There's an lovely book shop and art gallery upstairs. The surroundings and view are beautiful. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Miss L C
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited numerous times and have always enjoyed. The Cafe is always reliable but it would be good to see a change in the menu and more comfortable seating at the tables. Being able to browse the book shop and finishing off in the cafe with friendly staff on hand is an excellent way to spend a morning.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here a couple of times, very friendly and do a nice cuppa. Excellent bookshop upstairs and the homer shop is worth a look too.

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Bothwell Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a walk through Aberfeldy we stopped in for a coffee and slice of cake. This is a great coffee shop with an amazing wood burner in the middle. The selection of books are also great.Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious cake and soup. Friendly service from a local woman. Book shop has an interesting range of non fiction titles e.g. "Norwegian wood chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way"

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Thank Caitlinrose1992
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good little book shop, with a reasonable selection of books. Excellent books on local interest. The cafe serves a good variety of high quality food and beverage.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth going to Aberfeldy for on its own! A fantastic wee bookshop with a cafe that has a high standard both of food and coffee. The food was so good that we came back the next day. This is much more than your average tourist fare. The quality of the food matches the quality of the books.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stock levels in the bookshop not the highest, but a nice eclectic mix of books with some nice artwork in the gallery at most times. Love the atmosphere and the leisurely browsing in one of the nicest independent bookshops around.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really had a fun time looking at the books There are quaint gifts and you will find some querky stuff.

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