Norse Mill and Kiln, Isle of Lewis

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Travel back in time to the age when Vikings ruled the Scottish isles at Norse Mill and Kiln. Instead of telling stories of pillage and destruction, these two restored structures represent a great example of ancient technology that has been used since the Iron Age. Thanks to its numerous streams, the Isle of Lewis was once the home of hundreds of mills. Today this historical mill and the adjacent kiln for drying the grain serve as monuments of this bygone era. From their stone walls and thatched roofs to the interiors equipped with authentic grinding equipment and restored fire pits, the mill and the kiln look just as they did hundreds of years ago. Park your car in the lot nearby. Make Norse Mill and Kiln part of your personalized Isle of Lewis itinerary using our Isle of Lewis travel route planner.
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  • This is an unmanned site with no shop or toilets. It is a bit of a walk to get too and there are sheep. Nice to see the two little buildings. There is information in a folder, however I think it could...  more »
  • I was not expecting this. It is in the middle of nowhere and not a place i would not have found this without a guide..It is not easy to find and the small sign on the gate does not really explain what...  more »
  • Fascinating complete water driven mill. 10 min. walk from the parking spot. Free of charge. No explanation near the mill.  more »
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  • An amazing place to look around. The reconstructed site offers a glimpse in to the past. From the car park it is a lovely walk to the Mill. The paths are well maintained and it is situated among spectacular scenery. Also it is free to visit.
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