Stanley Mills

Perth & Kinross | Stanley | Historic building / museum | ★★★★

[Stanley Mills]

Stanley Mills are a stunning surviving relic of the Industrial Revolution, now looked after by Historic Scotland after a turbulent history. Local entrepreneurs first chose this site by the River Tay for a cotton mill in 1786, building Stanley village nearby to house and cater for employees. The site often changed hands over the following decades and went out of business several times due to fires, a troubled economy and overseas overproduction. There were intervening successful periods though, and the mills only closed for good in 1989. Today many of the buildings house outstanding displays and interactive exhibits documenting the mill's past, and this is one of Historic Environment Scotland's most engaging (and reasonably priced) attractions.

[Stanley Mills]

Location & info

📌 Stanley Mills ★★★★
Millbank, half a mile east of Stanley village centre, G.R.: NO 114328 ///paddle.patrolled.splash
Open daily, April to October | £6 adult / £3.60 child / free for Historic Environment Scotland members

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