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Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS)

East Linton

Since the 16th century there has been a mill on this site and the present stone buildings date from the 18th century. The conical roofed kiln and attractive red pantiled buildings make Preston Mill a popular haunt for photographers and artists, while the nearby millpond with resident ducks and geese provides the finishing touches to an idyllic countryside spot. The water-wheel and the grain milling machinery it powers are relatively modern and the mill was still used commercially until 1959. Exhibition on milling and display on history of Preston Mill and the people who lived and worked here. Phantassie Doocot, a short walk away, once held 500 birds. Obtain key from the Mill. Shop and picnic area.

Opening Times

April to September, Thursday - Monday 12.00pm - 5.00pm.



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Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot (NTS)

East Linton
East Lothian
EH40 3DS
Phone: 01620 860426
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot


Off A1, in East Linton, 23 miles east of Edinburgh.

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