Wellbrook Beetling Mill

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill information

East Tyrone , United Kingdom
Address
Street 20 Wellbrook Rd
Extras Corkhill
More information
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £4/2
Opening hours
2-5pm Thu-Sat Jul & Aug, 2-5pm Sat, Sun & public holidays mid-Mar–Jun & Sep
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Lonely Planet review

Beetling, the final stage of linen making, involves pounding the cloth with wooden hammers, or beetles, to give it a smooth sheen. The 18th-century Wellbrook Beetling Mill still has its original machinery, and stages demonstrations of the linen-making process led by guides in period costume. The mill is on a pretty stretch of the River Ballinderry, 7km west of Cookstown, just off the A505 Omagh road.