Visiting Barry Mill

Just outside Carnoustie you’ll find one of Scotland’s last remaining water mills, Barry Mill. Powered by the Barry Burn, this National Trust For Scotland property is a hidden gem in Angus.

The mill was used to produce oatmeal and flour for the local area for almost 800 years, and as recently as 1982. A short tour demonstrates the process including how the water wheel powers the grain sieve and heavy mill stones, and how the different levels were used in the three storey building.

The mill is really interesting, but the grounds are something really special.

On a peaceful stroll along the Barry Burn you’ll see how the water makes its way down from the weir through the lades and down to the mill. There’s plenty of wildlife to be seen along this relaxing walk.

The kids will love hunting for the wildlife rubbings on their map along the way, and you’ll find the perfect spot for a picnic and play next to the apple trees.

Entry to the grounds is free and the site is open daily. The mill itself is currently only open from April to October on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Although the dogs aren’t allowed in the mill, the grounds are dog friendly.

The site and mill are wheelchair accessible on ground level, although there are stairs up and down inside. The path on the walks has some roots so may not be accessible to all.

There are some snacks and drinks available in the shop, next to toilets which include accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

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