• Early Summer at Preston Mill
    Early Summer at Preston Mill© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Summer fields in East Linton
    Summer fields in East Linton© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Phantassie Doocot, East Linton
    The Phantassie Doocot, East Linton© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof
    Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Grey heron
    Grey heron© Laurie Campbell
  • The Mill Pond
    The Mill Pond© The National Trust for Scotland

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.


Preston Mill Guidebook

Preston Mill Guidebook

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 Lothians last working water mill.

Whilst extremely picturesque, life here was no …

Preston Mill Guidebook£3.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

24 Sep
  • Mill (Tours only): 12.30 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Bronze
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star