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Quendale Water Mill

Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
+44 1950 460969
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Slice of history well reconstructed

Clearly much time and trouble has gone into making this an interesting place to visit from a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
osmium2046
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London, United Kingdom
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Great coffee stop

Interesting place to visit. Video and tour the mill. Small gift shop. Tourist information and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam D
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“working farm” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
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+44 1950 460969
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Clearly much time and trouble has gone into making this an interesting place to visit from a reconstruction of the water mill wheel etc - not working - but well displayed and described to a bountiful range of agricultural machinery relevant to the farming in...More

Thank osmium2046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit. Video and tour the mill. Small gift shop. Tourist information and coffee and biscuits.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the Loch of Spiggie this restored water mill has a fascinating display which brings to life the agricultural history of Shetland. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank Ullans
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Not a working water mill. It would be better if it was. 'cafe' not really a café. would not visit again.

Thank BeverleyNash
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had tried to visit out of season on a previous holiday to Shetland, but the mill was closed. This visit was planned to be in "peak tourism season" and we were pleasantly surprised with the museum. The guardian of the day was a really...More

1  Thank Aweighandappy
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

We visited here on a rainy Shetland day and were not disappointed. The mill was interesting- a short video then an opportunity to look around on your own. All well explained and the staff member was very friendly and willing to answer questions. A small...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very interesting renovated mill. This mill has been resurrected from dereliction by an enthusiastic local group. The visit starts with a short video presentation.

Thank phoenix021
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a good choice for a rainy day. A well-restored water mill with a fascinating history and managed by local enthusiasts. When we visited, it was raining, so we took our time, watched the video, explored the mill, had a cuppa with the custodian...More

Thank Matsudana
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

A fascinating little mill. The Gent in charge was friendly & knowledgeable eager to show me everything. I needed a car to get there as it's very much off the beaten track, maybe by bus not sure. Shetland does have a good bus service though

Thank veggielakelandliving
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a good introductory talk from the on site custodian and then watched a film showing how the mill operated. A good snapshot on how the locals used to work on the site.

Thank Steve P
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