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Johnstons of Elgin Mill Tour

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Address: Newmill, Elgin IV30 4AF, Scotland
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+44 1343 554088

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Fascinating tour of this top-flight textile manufacturer

Although living fairly locally and having visited the shop and restaurant several times, this was the first time we took a tour of the mill. It is much much larger than we ever... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Gardenstown, United Kingdom
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Gardenstown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Although living fairly locally and having visited the shop and restaurant several times, this was the first time we took a tour of the mill. It is much much larger than we ever imagined and very interesting, especially to me as a textile artist. The company is family-owned and much of the machinery in use today is original from 1879.... More 

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Arcola, Texas
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

When we visited the tours were not available, but they have an exhibition center with a movie and a gift shop that were both very interesting. Next visit we will time it so we can take the tour.

Thank Bruce R
Dorset - UK
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

On visit to Scotland from south coast of England, decided to go see the cashmere mill. The tour was free and conducted by Gavin, who by own admission was very new to doing tours. However, he needn't have worried, it and he were excellent. Cut a bit short due to hoofing rain so no standing around outside the warehouses, but... More 

Thank dodgemDorset_UK
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Me and a few friends took the Johnston's Mill tour in Elgin today and I'm very happy we did! Our guide was very friendly and obviously knew what she was talking about. The tour started in the visitor centre and continued on to the factory itself. It was fascinating to see all the machines and people at work, especially since... More 

Thank NoWordsOfWisdom
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took a tour of the factory. You need to ring up to book. It is free and well worth it. Very interesting. Bought a beautiful cashmere scarf in the shop afterwards for £30. Had a coffee and sandwiches in the cafe as well which was in a lovely setting, clean and bright. Lots to choose from on the menu. Staff... More 

Thank leesjanice
Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I booked the tour and we LOVED it. First, it is really fascinating to learn the history and see the old machines. It was very cool to see the the process taking the sheared wool all the way to the finished products. They were weaving some very identifiable scarves for very famous high end French and British... More 

Thank NA294
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We booked this the day before. My husband was surprised at how much he enjoyed it,especially all the machinery. I was impressed with the history.

Thank caj26-11
Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Johnston's of Elgin is a classic staple of Elgin Scotland. It is the last operating mill in an area that once had 8 working mills. The machines for the various stages of making the beautiful scarves blankets and throws are truly amazing in their complexity. Really fun!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The mill shop is as you would expect filled with the companies products and others that compliment the range Top quality clothing and some good reductions instore There was no tour available but from the information centre and other people's comments , I believe it would be worth going on If a £600 sweater is your type of thing then... More 

Thank Leroquoz
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

What an amazing experience i would again it was such fun and so much to learn now i stroke my scarf if it gets wet

Thank Laurence D

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