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Winchester City Mill

Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
+44 1962 870057
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: A fully restored, working watermill located in the heart of the historic city of Winchester. Managed by the National Trust.
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England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We came here this week with a French friend, for the first time in the 55 years I have lived here, and I'm very glad I did! It is well run by the National Trust with a range of accessible information, both written and video. Steps lead below where you can stand close to the mill wheel, and be awed... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

very interesting to see how things used to be, staff enthusiastic and give good explanations. small garden good pictures of the otters that visit the mill at night. good pub garden across the road

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is another very well run National Trust property and as a Life Member of the NT I was looking forward to visiting. The staff were charming and very knowledgeable and my son and I greatly enjoyed our visit. I would recommend it if you have spare hour or so. Well done The National Trust another well run national treasure.

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Northampton
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a nice attraction in the busy City of Winchester and is powered by the fast flowing River Itchen which enables it to grind flour. There is a very informative video to watch and hands on activities. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. I particularly liked watching the web cam video of the otters coming into the area... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Working water mill - small but well explained. Very interesting to see the web-cam recordings they have of the resident otters! Could the mill-race be used to generate hydro-electric power I wonder?

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Relations M, Manager at Winchester City Mill, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know that we are currently working on a number of feasibility studies in consultation with the local Environment Agency to investigate the possibility of a hydro power scheme and we hope to have something in place within the next two years. More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Passed here plenty of times on the way somewhere else and kept saying I would pop in, then I had a spare afternoon so went along. So glad I did, the volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, the mill itself a real looker, and very informative too

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a nice attraction in the heart of Winchester. If you're lucky you may see otters swimming in the waters beneath the mill. This is a good place to take young children old enough to understand and learn about the historical importance of mills.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stumbled across the mill on our way into the city. As the Hat Festival was taking place there was no entry fee for the visit. The mill is owned by the national trust and is well presented. There are demonstrations held during the day and visitors are able to purchase the flour. The adjacent shop is well stocked and... More

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
125 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Situated in the centre of Winchester this National Trust property is well cared for and certainly very informative. It's also cramped in places so usually best to avoid the busy weekends. Very fast waterwheel at time of visit, so milling demonstration was in place. However, at best a 1.5 hour visit.

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Diss, Norfolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Didn't realise this place existed and was in Winchester on the way to somewhere else so perfect reminder that I need to take my National Trust membership card with me all the time otherwise I would have missed out. This is a lovely place to visit. Lots to see and do with interesting displays in a range of different media... More

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Relations M, Manager at Winchester City Mill, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know that the flood damage to the mill is now repaired and we are once again busy producing flour. Our team of volunteers will be milling flour and providing demonstrations to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm. More

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