Blair Atholl Watermill

The lade and mill water wheel

Blair Atholl Watermill and Tea Room - Scotland's oldest working watermill - free tours!The water wheel at Blair Atholl Watermill

Blair Atholl Watermill is a traditional fully working watermill which dates way back to the 1590's. It is one of the last eleven working watermills in Scotland, producing oatmeal and bread flour, which is available to buy in the tearoom shop.

What makes Blair Atholl Watermill unique is that it grinds the food for the pandas in Edinburgh Zoo. You can also have a free tour of the mill and watch the miller grind the oatmeal and bread flour. The milling does depend on water levels in the River Tilt from where it draws its water.

Blair Atholl Watermill tearoom counter

The Blair Atholl Watermill Tearoom.

The tearoom extremely popular, known for its fresh daily baked bread, bagels, rolls, scones, cakes:-

"This tea room was a great surprise. Efficiently run, reasonably priced, steeped in history, beautiful location. ...... A tour of the old mill is well worth the visit ..." Trip adviser comment.

"A thoroughly recommended stop for coffee, cake, soup, sandwiches etc. All the food is excellent, the service cheerful and efficient and the surroundings lovely." Trip Adviser comment.

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Blair Atholl Watermill Tearoom serves light lunches, soup, bagels and a selection of cakes, rolls, scones etc. The watermill garden, beside the mill where you can relax with a dog, and listen to the lade and water wheel.  The working machinery in Blair Atholl Watermill

Blair Atholl Watermill Bakery.

The Blair Atholl Watermill has an enviably reputation for its bakery. Bread,  rolls and cakes are sold on the premises. They frequently run out, therefore it is a good idea to place your order the day before, to ensure you get what you require. Baking is carried out over the winter months, you can ask to have your name added to their e-mail notification system.

The Blair Atholl Watermill is open 9.30am to 5pm from the last weekend in March to the end of October each year.