When you visit this 18th-century mill you might think you’ve wound up in a story book. With its curious Dutch-style conical roof, the mill is an architectural oddity that will both beguile and delight visitors. Admire the waterwheel, millpond and doocot, and discover the gruelling nature of the miller’s daily work.
Discover this picturesque water mill in an idyllic setting. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. See and hear the mill mechanisms in action and learn about the millers who worked here. Keep an eye out for otters, kingfishers and herons on the walk beside the river down to Phantassie Doocot, built in the 16th century to house 500 pigeons.
Preston Mill was used commercially until 1959 and was the region’s last working watermill. Guided tours reveal the gruelling nature of the miller’s work, from heavy lifting to dealing with floods, mice and dust.
The mill features in the popular US TV series Outlander.