Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

Preston Mill
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Hidden away in the rural idyll of East Linton resides an architectural oddity beloved by artists and photographers.

Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof, was East Lothian’s last working water mill.

Whilst extremely picturesque, life here was no walk in the park for the miller. You’ll come away with a vivid picture of how he spent his days, with heavy lifting, dust, mice and regular floods all part of the job description.

A short walk from the mill across the River Tyne reveals another unusual structure - the beehive-shaped Phantassie Doocot, with its French style horseshoe parapet, built in the 16th century to house 500 pigeons.

A stunningly picturesque mill – the present buildings date from the 18th century, although there has been a mill on this site since the 16th century.

The mill was used commercially until 1959 and visitors can still experience the working machinery on a tour today.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

1 May to 30 Sept, 12.30-17.00, Thurs - Mon

Admission charges

Member: FREE
Adult: £6.50
Family: £16.50
1 Parent: £11.50
Concession: £5.00

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Preston Mill is in East Linton, 23 miles E of Edinburgh.

By bus
First Edinburgh, Edinburgh to East Linton; telephone (0871) 200 2233

By road
Off A1

Additional info

Visitors with disabilities may drive right up to the exhibition room entrance. The ground floor of the mill is accessible in parts.

It is difficult to access the upper floor as there are steep stairs. The exhibition and shop are fully accessible.

A photograph album is available to view.

Grounds: partial access

Enabled toilets available

Getting there

Preston Mill is in East Linton, 23 miles E of Edinburgh.

By bus
First Edinburgh, Edinburgh to East Linton; telephone (0871) 200 2233

By road
Off A1

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot
East Linton
East Lothian
EH40 3DS
Scotland

Website

www.nts.org.uk/Property/Preston-Mill-Phantassie-Doocot

E-mail

prestonmill@nts.org.uk

Telephone

01620 860426

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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