Discover Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Join us for a mill walk and talk at Wellbrook over the next few months.

Experience Wellbrook Beetling Mill, nestled in the countryside on the banks of the Ballinderry River, just outside Cookstown.

Easily one of the most unique National Trust properties in Northern Ireland, from its picturesque location to its unmistakable character and charm, the mill is the last working water-powered linen beetling mill in Northern Ireland.

Families can enjoy the beautiful setting and accessible water ways in which little explorers can make full use of the science lab in our new Discovery Zone to carry out pond dipping experiments and bug identification.

Discovery what actually lives in and around the river
Discovery Zone for Kids
Discovery what actually lives in and around the river

Guided tours are available and offer a greater insight into the vast history of the linen industry, and its importance to this country during the 19th century.

Wellbrook also offers an idyllic setting for a picnics, with ample parking adjacent to the mill.

Wellbrook is the ideal for relaxing walks

The mill is open at weekends from 1pm-5pm throughout the year from March to September plus Bank Holidays, a visit to the mill and the glen is well worth while.

KIDS FREE admission

This offer makes Wellbrook a fabulous day out for extended families or to bring your child and their friends. Kids have free entry to Wellbrook every day it is open thoughout the year.

** NEW FOR AUGUST 2019**

Super Special Saturdays for Kids

Fantastic programme of activities available from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 3, 10, 17 and 24 August at the mill will involve lots of discovery. Pack a snack for break time and off you go!

  • Mindful walking through the wildflower meadow
  • Kiddies tour of the mill
  • Pond dipping
  • Learn about trees
  • Find out about life on the river
  • Crafts such as making a wind chime or rain maker to take home

The activities will vary each Saturday from the above list.

Kids pay no admission charge into the mill but we do request a small donation of £3.00 per child for the afternoon activities. this donation goes back into helping us look after this special place.