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Johnstons of Elgin Mill

Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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Great Tour... our entire party were fascinated !.

our guide was great and eager to answer questions. the entire process was fascinating and well woth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gordon G
Free Tour though rather quick

Did the free tour on a Wednesday afternoon. Was good to see the machines and processes though guide... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
StevePlant10
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Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797. Opening the doors of Johnstons of Elgin reveals a 220-year-old story of Scottish innovation and luxury, celebrating the skills of our own craftspeople and generations of herding communities from Mongolia, China, Afghanistan, Australia and Peru, and of natural fibres reaching their full potential. We bring the raw fibre to our mill on the banks of the River Lossie, Elgin, where we clean and soften it with the purest Scottish water, spinning, weaving and knitting cashmere, vicuña, merino and lambswool in the only vertical process of its kind in Scotland. Discover where it all began with a trip to our unique, Five Star Visitor Centre at our original, 220-year-old Elgin mill. Take a guided tour around the mill to experience the production process and discover our outstanding quality in the making.
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Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

our guide was great and eager to answer questions. the entire process was fascinating and well woth the trip. the restatuant on site is bright and cheerful with excellent if simple fare.

Thank Gordon G
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Did the free tour on a Wednesday afternoon. Was good to see the machines and processes though guide didn’t fully explain them and seemed like we had just taken her away from her normal day job. Enjoyed the exhibition in the shop prior to the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Our guide Fiona was awesome...clearly explained the multistage process, the fibres and the history and answered all our questions. Thank you to Johnstons for offering this tour free...a rare generosity nowadays. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had a wonderful day at Johnston's. We began with a tour of the mill which was incredibly interesting and allowed access into all the areas of the mill. The staff were pleasant and very knowledgable and we learnt a lot from the day. We...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Great variety of food. I enjoyed a fruit scone with a tea and my friend enjoyed a latte and scone. Good service, friendly staff. Enjoyed a wander around the shop area as well. There is a new addition of ladieswear upstairs.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Guided tour in small groups with well informed guide offering useful insight into the processes and history of the factory and founding family. Well recommended whether sunny or rainy summer or winter.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

my cuppa tea was £50 absolutely cheap compared to my £2995 scarf I bought earlier. 10/10 would tea again.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but the machine rooms are so loud that it's hard to hear while also seeing what they're talking about. We were delayed a little starting our tour because they had to play the tour video in multiple languages for...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Children enjoyed visit but didn't like noise of machinery. Friendly guide and fascinating to hear how things haven't changed very much.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

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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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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