Barry Mill


Barry Mill - National Trust for Scotland


This working water-powered mill is a rare example of Scotland’s industrial heritage.

Visit one of the finest examples of a working water-powered corn mill.

Get a glimpse into the tough working day of the miller.

Watch the wheel turning and the machinery moving every day the mill is open.

Stroll beside the Barry Burn to see wildflowers and listen to the water.

Peaceful Barry Mill might be a haven of tranquillity now, but it was once the beating heart of a rural community – supplying food, providing a place for trade and gossip, and witnessing the transition from a rural to an industrial society.

The water-powered mill produced oatmeal and other foods, as well as providing work for local people, for almost 800 years – right up until 1982.

Normal Full Price

  • Adult £8
  • Child £7

Barry Mill, Barry Village, Nr Carnoustie, Angus. DD7 7RJ

Barry Mill is open at Friday to Sunday during April and May, increasing to Thursday to Sunday between June and August, and then back to three days until mid-October.

Please check website for detailed opening hours to avoid disappointment.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:


Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other NTS offer.

What you need to know:
Parking at Barry Mill is free.

Disabled visitors may set down closer to the Mill by arrangement – please contact reception.

Wheelchair access to the Mill is via a ramp, with the ground floor and lower ground floor being accessible, but there are stairs to the first floor.

There an accessible toilet and grass paths around the grounds.

The banks of the Barry Burn are ideal for picnicking, and teas, coffees and a selection of goods can be purchased from the shop.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept under control.

Guided tours of Barry Mill are optional, although visitors find these add to their visit. Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"We had found this place by chance and what a beautiful treat it is was. Beautiful lands around about, a very interesting building that has a lot of history to it! Tour was really informative, staff were lovely. Highly recommend taking a trip here, it will be well worth your time."

K Wurly, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

TBC for Northern Highlights Pass Holders.

Please read the NTS Guide on what to expect before you visit.