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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. Use our Isle of Lewis vacation planner to arrange your visit to Norse Mill and Kiln and other attractions in Isle of Lewis.
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  • The Norse Mill and Kiln shows the tough way of life if living here and would have required tough men and women. You are able to take the dog for a walk while visiting this place, but it only takes 15 ...  more »
  • Well marked from the road. Small car park by a Loch. About 10 minutes stroll to see the mill. Free entry.  more »
  • disappointed that the gate from the car park is not accessible for the less able bodied or if you are not a size 10 in clothes! The gates either side of the pedestrian access were locked and we could ...  more »
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  • I love this place. I visit every time I'm in the area because it is tremendously peaceful. You can just imagine the people from long ago working this mill. The situation is totally isolated and reached from a well maintained track not far from the main road. The tricking of the river, the views of the coast and nature in the locality make this a must do. For info.... the Mill is NOT located near the Cottage in this picture. In fact the Cottage is no where near the mill. The mill is located between Carloway and Arnol on the left hand side of the road as you travel towards Arnol where you will find a wee car park.

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