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Winchester City Mill

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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 870057
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Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least...

Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon times; now fully restored by the National Trust, the City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. Inside visitors can discover more about the mill’s long and fascinating history as well as see the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stone-ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras.

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A nice surprise in central Winchester, this small attraction offers lots of information on the milling process and enthusiastic staff explain the machinery, strikingly visible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sonning Common, Berks
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Sonning Common, Berks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice surprise in central Winchester, this small attraction offers lots of information on the milling process and enthusiastic staff explain the machinery, strikingly visible amongst the river racing by. As an added benefit otters can sometimes be seen.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A National Trust property so free for members. Wasn't busy when we were there but imagine can get very crowded. Enthusiastic & helpful staff. Lots to read and see. Downstairs where the water turns the wheel is very impressive and brilliant to see how everything works.

Thank Sue P
Haddenham, aylesbury
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Winchester and made a quick visit before checking into our hotel. Its very educational and I should think that school parties are frequent visitors. The experience down below, being right up close to the mill and the rushing water was breathtaking and a little scary for me!! On a nice day the outside area would be... More 

Thank Juliewheeler_12
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on Saturday morning saw the mill in action,staff were very Good answered all our questions would recommend you visit.

Thank Paul M
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The mill is fairly small but there is so much to see and learn. They even have otters there which you may be lucky enough to see, if not, they have video footage of when they are around. Well worth a visit if you are in the city.

Thank Cathyandvic
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was lucky to have popped in here on a Wednesday, which is one of the milling days, so you can see everything in action and talk to the millers. It is a restored water-driven flour mill, packed with many original features. There's the usual info boards but the great thing about this place is that rather than these boards... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is not the most spectacular mill I’ve encountered but it is in an excellent location, right in the heart of Winchester with the race running under the High Street.

Thank KieranG
Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Not sure what to expect,National Trust owned so need to be e member for free admittance otherwise £4?was always a Mill but handed over to the Youth Hostels for a time now back as a mill,very good video that needs to be seen before you go around it .Can only really spend 1/2 hours at the attraction but small garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As I told the staff I had just finished the SDW they immediately offered to take a photo of me by the route map, and also in front of the Mill. They were very friendly and helpful. Going downstairs to see the mill in action was fascinating.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First time we had visited a working mill. Very interesting to see how flour was produced. The staff were all pleasant and the gentleman we spoke to about the milling processes was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. All in all Winchester Mill itself and the staff are a credit to the National Trust.

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