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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  • Well worth the 10 minute walk from the car park. Very interesting but would be better with information boards detailing the history. Free entry.  more »
  • Highlight of the day and completely underrated place! The well-signposted car park is located directly on the road. Turn off the car and take the well-maintained path to the restored buildings under the feet. Usually no 10 minutes. The two buildings are beautifully situated on the small river. Site has a folder with different texts (in English) which give many interesting background information about the kiln (Getreidetröchnerei) with the hot air-screw and the mill (Mill) with the mill. Also the tributary channels are in use. Admission is free, a donation can be inserted. We recommend: visit!
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  • Fascinating and well maintained and well worth the short walk from the roadside. It gives you a small incite of what was happening in Norse times!  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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