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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot

Picturesque mill on the banks of the River Tyne – waterwheel, millpond, doocot and Outlander set

Planning your visit

The visitor centre has a small exhibition and a refreshment area. There are picnic tables and seats in the grounds and a small selection of hot drinks and snacks are available in the shop.

Parking is available 20 metres from the mill.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds but must be kept on a lead.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by telephone on 01620 860426.


See full accessibility information
3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Bike route
Children’s activities
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Hot drinks
Large print

Opening times


Guided tours only. Last tour begins no later than 16:15.

Current period1 Dec–1 Apr 2020, closed 2 Apr–31 Oct, Thur–Mon, 11:00–17:00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

Preston Mill
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Visitors with disabilities may drive up to the exhibition room entrance.
  • The ground floor of the mill is partly accessible. 
  • There are steep stairs to the upper floor. 
  • The exhibition and shop are fully accessible. The grounds of the mill are partially accessible.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.