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Islay Woollen Mill

Bridgend PA44 7PG, Scotland
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One of the highlights of our trip

This was on our maybe list, but I am so glad we stopped by. The mill itself is beautiful, right on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
srdamico
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Orlando, Florida
Spent about 20 mins with Gordon...

...got him to speak to my tailor and left with 3.5mtrs of 12oz tweed for a new suit. Gordon is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave N
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bridgend PA44 7PG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on our maybe list, but I am so glad we stopped by. The mill itself is beautiful, right on a brook with wildflowers. We popped into the shop and talked to the staff while browsing. They asked us if we'd like to meet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...got him to speak to my tailor and left with 3.5mtrs of 12oz tweed for a new suit. Gordon is a very interesting man with a very interesting story...you should visit him to hear it for yourself, and if like me you love tweed suits,...More

1  Thank Dave N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family run woolen mill that makes Islay Tweed. They will take you on a tour of the small mill where you can see the very old, traditional machinery in action. The owner is very personable and happy to chat about a variety...More

1  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made sure to visit after reading about it on the tourist map of Islay. Oh WOW on arriving at the beautiful surrounds and then the mill and shop, steeped in history. We were delighted to be then offered a tour upstairs to see the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

When visiting the islands, textiles are as much of a part of the history as the whisky. The woolen mill is almost at the center of the island off a side road just a little bit east of Brigend. To be able to visit a...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great shopping, really nice staff. Fun mini tour. Great prices. Beautiful blankets and scarfs. European style hunting clothing.

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Decided to stop here when we saw a sign advertising it and so glad we did! It is a small working mill. We were very surprised how old some of the equipment is! They have supplied woolen fabric to 15 movies including Braveheart and Rob...More

1  Thank Donna T
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting place. Very authentic seeing the mill at work. The guide gave us a quick tour. The shop was lovely. Had very interesting discussions with the lady by the till. Very informative.

Thank aellituv
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Went there rather to just have a look and found it amazing. All machines really old, but still working. Quality of the garns - as it should be

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

It was fascinating to see this historic working woolen mill in Islay. We were fortunate to have a personal conversation with the proprietor/designer and to see the actual designs created for notable movies such as Brave-Heart. Well worth a visit, if you have an interest...More

Thank Missy E
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