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Barony Mill, Birsay

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
The Mill is open to the public 12th May-19th September.

Opening hours 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm seven days a week.

For special groups or additional information please email: Miller@birsay.org.uk

Beremeal is listed with ORKNEY QUALITY FOOD AND DRINK-available to purchase at the mill.

Operated by the Birsay Heritage Trust a recognised Scottish Charity SCO 27642. Admission-free of charge but donations welcome.

Member of the Wind and Watermill Selection, Society for the Protection of Ancient Building.
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  • This was well worth the visit, my kids amused me by saying yes to stopping and then were enthralled with the whole process. The new guide was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment.  more »
  • See the working of this old flour mill - large grind stones & the history of milling in Orkney. Well presented talk, great for the kids. Also able to purchase local products  more »
  • We arrived just after the mill opened so had the guide to ourselves. He was so interesting and made the tour very informative. His passion for the mill shone through. Loved it. Bought bere meal to add...  more »
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  • The guide there was a lovely man who knew his stiff. As in Orkney set beautiful place. Would go again just to get flour
  • The mill is open during the summer months for tours. Always call in advance to check if open as tours are run by volunteers. Excellent hands on experience at Orkney's last remaining working watermill. Bere barley is grown by the mill (ancient landrace of barley brought to Orkney by the Vikings) and milled into beremeal (pron. bear). Highly recommended. Sited on the main road above BIRSAY village and the Palace. Great to visit en route to the Brough and make a day out in BIRSAY.

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