Islay Woollen Mill

[Islay Woollen Mill]

With a usefully central location on Islay, you're bound to see the turnoff for Islay Woollen Mill at some point while exploring the island. Don't just drive by: the mill dates to 1883 and is the only one on the island. Its customer base is rather broader than tourists alone: if you've watched Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Rob Roy or various other blockbusters you'll have seen designs made in the back rooms right here by the River Sorn. Even if you're not intending on buying anything, the friendly owners offer brief tours of the machinery, much of which is unchanged since the 19th century and is still in use.

[Islay Woollen Mill]

Name: Islay Woollen Mill ☆☆☆
Location: Off A846 a mile north-east of Bridgend, G.R.: NR 352632 / mixes cracker pastels
Open (2017): Monday to Saturday
Cost: Free

[The River Sorn, which used to power the mill]

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