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Johnstons of Elgin Mill Tour

Newmill, Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
+44 1343 554088
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SIMPLY FASCINATING

Johnstons of Elgin , a family concern, has been trading since 1797 and some of the machinery dates... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tilosreturner
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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We decided to go here as it was a cold,snowy day. We had a drink and something to eat in the cafe... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Sally B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Newmill, Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnstons of Elgin , a family concern, has been trading since 1797 and some of the machinery dates back to the nineteenth century and is still fully operational - quite amazing. Our tour guide Hannah was very professional and her knowledge of the subject was...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We decided to go here as it was a cold,snowy day. We had a drink and something to eat in the cafe, which was really good, and I was pleased they catered for gluten free,as I am unable to eat wheat now.I had a gluten...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Although living fairly locally and having visited the shop and restaurant several times, this was the first time we took a tour of the mill. It is much much larger than we ever imagined and very interesting, especially to me as a textile artist. The...More

Thank KatherineSturdy
Reviewed 13 November 2016

When we visited the tours were not available, but they have an exhibition center with a movie and a gift shop that were both very interesting. Next visit we will time it so we can take the tour.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

On visit to Scotland from south coast of England, decided to go see the cashmere mill. The tour was free and conducted by Gavin, who by own admission was very new to doing tours. However, he needn't have worried, it and he were excellent. Cut...More

Thank dodgemDorset_UK
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Me and a few friends took the Johnston's Mill tour in Elgin today and I'm very happy we did! Our guide was very friendly and obviously knew what she was talking about. The tour started in the visitor centre and continued on to the factory...More

Thank NoWordsOfWisdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Took a tour of the factory. You need to ring up to book. It is free and well worth it. Very interesting. Bought a beautiful cashmere scarf in the shop afterwards for £30. Had a coffee and sandwiches in the cafe as well which was...More

Thank leesjanice
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I booked the tour and we LOVED it. First, it is really fascinating to learn the history and see the old machines. It was very cool to see the the process taking the sheared wool all the way to the finished products....More

Thank NA294
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We booked this the day before. My husband was surprised at how much he enjoyed it,especially all the machinery. I was impressed with the history.

Thank caj26-11
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Johnston's of Elgin is a classic staple of Elgin Scotland. It is the last operating mill in an area that once had 8 working mills. The machines for the various stages of making the beautiful scarves blankets and throws are truly amazing in their complexity....More

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Hema P
How is Elgin ,what kind area is it ? Are there any returants what sites to see.
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Fantastic Scottish community, would consider living there, check TripAdvisor for top things to see and do, Johnstons was probably our favorite and spent a lot of £ there...
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