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Barry Mill

This working water-powered mill is a rare example of Scotland’s industrial heritage.
Barry Mill mill race outflow
  • Visit a working water-powered corn mill.

  • Get a glimpse into the tough working day of the miller.

  • Watch grain being milled every Sunday.

  • Stroll beside the Barry Burn to see wildflowers and listen to the water.

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About this place

Peaceful Barry Mill might be a haven of tranquillity now, but it was once the beating heart of a rural community – supplying food, providing a place for trade and gossip, and witnessing the transition from a rural to an industrial society. The water-powered mill produced oatmeal and other foods, as well as providing work for local people, for almost 800 years – right up until 1982.

Step inside Barry Mill and discover how engineering ingenuity provided a means to save the 'daily grind' of producing your own flour and meal. These ideas gave birth to the machinery of the industrial revolution. Learn how trade shifted from a bartering system to monetary exchange. See the different types of food that people have lived on over the centuries and watch the process of milling in action every Sunday – just as it has been done for generations.

Barry Mill is now one of only a handful of mills powered by water. Rebuilt after a fire around 1814, it is probably the largest and finest example of its type still in operation.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award