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Hidden Treasure

A delightful afternoon spent at this working mill. Nestled in picturesque surroundings. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jinnygirl
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Heritage working woollen mill

As far as I know, this woollen mill has been in continuous operation since its establishment in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
797acronis
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Nestled in the Highlands of Scotland, Knockando Woolmill has ensured the craft of carding, spinning and weaving with local wool has been passed down through generations since 1784. Skilled craftsmen work with both modern looms and rare antique...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Woolmill | Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RP, Scotland
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All reviews cakes quiche small cafe water wheel old mill on site great cafe self guided tour beautiful surroundings interesting place top quality tea and cake working order beautiful products free entry great place to visit light lunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful afternoon spent at this working mill. Nestled in picturesque surroundings. Beautifully restored buildings with pretty cottage gardens. Seeing the original looms was a real step back in time. We were then warmly greeted by the smell of freshly baked cakes & coffee. Cosy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far as I know, this woollen mill has been in continuous operation since its establishment in the nineteenth century. It was restored as a consequence of the BBC 'Restoration' programme and it is well worth a visit. They make beautiful cloth using the original...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful cafe offering a range of home made cakes and drinks all served on recyclable crockery Friendly and helpful service

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulac977
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited Knockando Woolmill (KWM) on Sunday 28th October, the last day of public opening in 2018. We have visited several times previously and would rate this attraction as very good. On previous occasions, the small Cafe has offered 'Ploughmans-type' luches plus coffee/tea and scones/cake,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I cannot recommend this spot highly enough. When I arrived, they had actually already closed, but the staff was wonderful enough to let a tourist look through the gift shop and they gave us a tour of the mill and the grounds. It made the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were a bit rushed here (packed schedule) and wished we had a little more time. The grounds are beautiful with so many little corners to explore and some picnic tables, as well as a cafe and various exhibits to visit. We didn't take the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SRinNYC
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It was a bit tricky getting there, but we had a very knowledgeable and genial guide take us through some of the historic buildings and the mill. (We learned where the term "tenter hooks" came from.) Mill staff were not working that day, except in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wells201
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We've been visiting Knockando for coffee for the last few years whilst on holiday in Speyside. This year they have refreshed their cafe. There is now paper cups and plastic cutlery (all compostible), and most of the individual tables have been removed and replaced with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Located in a lovely setting. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Wish we had gone on a week day to see the looms working.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravellersHarrogate
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The Knockando Woolmill is set in lovely scenery and really interesting to visit and see the historic weaving and millworks. Small cafe too!

Date of experience: September 2018
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