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Click Mill


The Click Mill was built in the early 1820s, and was operational until the mid-1880s.

Click Mill is the only mill in Orkney to retain all its internal machinery, including: The tradition of horizontal water mills in northern and western Scotland dates back to Norse times. The Click Mill at Dounby is one of the best surviving examples of this kind of mill.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Click Mill is free to visit and open year-round.

For more detailed visitor information visit the Historic Environment Scotland website.


Click Mill is 2.5m from Dounby on the B9057 to Evie village.

Grid reference - HY 325 228

Features & Designations



    • Water Mill (featured building)
    • Description: The mill is constructed with drystone walls and roofed with flagstones and turf.
    Key Information

    Open to the public