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Knockando Woolmill

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Address: The Woolmill | Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RP, Scotland
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+44 1340 810345
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year...

Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms. The Visitor Centre, Cafe and Shop are open daily from 10am - 4pm, March to November. For updates and news about the Woolmill see our website and Facebook page.

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Entered a skeptic, left a weaver believer

We spent hours here, and it was one of the high points of our kids visit to Scotland. I never knew that weaving was so interesting. Fantastic interpretive guides and plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
J H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent hours here, and it was one of the high points of our kids visit to Scotland. I never knew that weaving was so interesting. Fantastic interpretive guides and plenty of activities for the kids, from hands-on wool spinning and weaving to treasure hunts. It really is a must-see, especially for families.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved visiting the Mill where we were made very welcome. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, they went out of their way to show us the equipment and explain how it all worked. Also the ladies in the shop were very helpful in finding the right size of Baker Boys hat for me. If you are anywhere near Knockando I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great little heritage wool mill with lots of working machinery to explain how wool is spun into threads and woven into cloth. A well presented film also goes thro the whole process. We visited when the mill was very quiet in November and we were lucky enough to get face to face instruction on the weaving process by one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience here shared with a group of friends with a 'guided tour' of this fascinating attraction. So beautifully preserved and maintained. Delightful Coffee Shop to complete the visit. Do go and visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a very interesting and authentic industrial revolution woolen mill. You can wander through the exhibitions at your own pace. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Really enjoyed a visit to the Knockando Woolmill to see a working part of our heritage and enjoyed a light lunch in the 'byre'. Friendly service in a quaint building. Lovely products for sale in the mill shop, not cheap but all high quality items. The staff running the mill as a trust are very pleasant and just enthuse the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Loving re-creation of traditional woollen mill with recreation of tradtional weavers' cottages, a restored fully working mill and shop selling classy woolens and other gifts. Also a great café serving homee-made cakes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

More here than I thought there would be, a fantastic morning spent here and so interesting.. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were in the area to go to the Cardhu Distillery Shop and then discovered the woolmill. The video provided an informative history of the woolmill and its deep connection to the area. We have visited other woolmills in the past but learned some new facts here. If you have an opportunity to visit and are interested in textiles, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We didn't have a lot of time so couldn't visit the Mill but the cafe attached is wonderful. Delicious food and good friendly service.

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