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Knockando Woolmill

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Address: The Woolmill | Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RX, Scotland
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+44 1340 810345
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10:00 - 04:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 04:00
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Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year...

Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms. The Visitor Centre, Cafe and Shop are open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm, March to October. For updates and news about the Woolmill see our website and Facebook page.

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A hidden treasure!

This traditional wool mill is off of the beaten path in some absolutely gorgeous countryside. This place is like a living museum: there are several different looms here from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This traditional wool mill is off of the beaten path in some absolutely gorgeous countryside. This place is like a living museum: there are several different looms here from varying technological eras that are all still in operation! Every staff member doubles as both a weaver and an educator so all your questions can be answered by the experts! If... More 

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Banff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wee old mill is definitely worth a visit. It is marvellous to see the materials being woven on very old looms. The shop and the cafe are wonderful. The goods for sale are not cheap but very much worth every penny, especially the tartan throws. The hanks of wool knit up beautifully into very warm beanie hats (pattern can... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The country side around the Mill is just gorgeous. It was really interesting to see the buildings, learn the history and see a loom in action that has been working since the 1800's. Well worth a stop. There is also a shop which had beautiful sweaters, scarfs, etc all made at the Mill.

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Thank mcenis
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spent hours here, and it was one of the high points of our kids visit to Scotland. I never knew that weaving was so interesting. Fantastic interpretive guides and plenty of activities for the kids, from hands-on wool spinning and weaving to treasure hunts. It really is a must-see, especially for families.

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Thank J H
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Loved visiting the Mill where we were made very welcome. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, they went out of their way to show us the equipment and explain how it all worked. Also the ladies in the shop were very helpful in finding the right size of Baker Boys hat for me. If you are anywhere near Knockando I... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great little heritage wool mill with lots of working machinery to explain how wool is spun into threads and woven into cloth. A well presented film also goes thro the whole process. We visited when the mill was very quiet in November and we were lucky enough to get face to face instruction on the weaving process by one of... More 

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience here shared with a group of friends with a 'guided tour' of this fascinating attraction. So beautifully preserved and maintained. Delightful Coffee Shop to complete the visit. Do go and visit if you are in the area.

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Arcola, Texas
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a very interesting and authentic industrial revolution woolen mill. You can wander through the exhibitions at your own pace. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Really enjoyed a visit to the Knockando Woolmill to see a working part of our heritage and enjoyed a light lunch in the 'byre'. Friendly service in a quaint building. Lovely products for sale in the mill shop, not cheap but all high quality items. The staff running the mill as a trust are very pleasant and just enthuse the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Loving re-creation of traditional woollen mill with recreation of tradtional weavers' cottages, a restored fully working mill and shop selling classy woolens and other gifts. Also a great café serving homee-made cakes.

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