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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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Description: Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon...
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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Step back in history

You can smell the history as you go through the front door. Real working Mill as it always was. From top to toe everything's moving,clanking,noisy it all moves AND makes delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can smell the history as you go through the front door. Real working Mill as it always was. From top to toe everything's moving,clanking,noisy it all moves AND makes delicious flour that you can buy in the shop. Great demos for the kids to get involved in. Must see the Otters by the water wheel on the basement. Would... More 

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Bega, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was an unexpected pleasure. The old water-powered mill has been restored to working order and is staffed by national trust people who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The whole milling process is immediately visible and very well-explained. It is also a lovely

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dropped in here whilst waking past. Cute water mill- at weekends they mill flour so you get to see it in action! (and also buy flour from the shop!) Owned by national trust so free if you are member- four pounds if not. Good for families and plenty of activities for children to keep them entertained. I particularly appreciated the... More 

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Buchberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A mill in the old town, and still working, how amazing. The mill is in excellent condition. The waterwheel has been rebuilt in 2005 and repaired in 2015 after flood damage. You will learn much about how the mill works, you can see a video film, look at documentation about wildlife. Buy some item in the little shop. At the... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice to see the history of the mill and to see photos of the great flood which occurred a few years ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Worth a visit on your trip to Winchester. Costs four pounds to enter the mill itself and see a working mill in action. Was also given a talk on how the mill works. Upstairs there are plenty of puzzles and entertaining things to keep the kids intrigued.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This is worth visiting, you don't need to allocate too much time and you'll learn quite a bit about water mills.

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St Columb Major, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nice old mill well worth a visit especially if you are a NT member. Opens at 10.30 on a Sunday. Bought there stone ground flour lets see how good it is?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were visiting our daughter and had a day in Winchester and came across the mill when coming out of the car park. We were welcomed by a very pleasant couple who explained thing about the mill. When we eventually did our own thing in it we were very impressed with the information that was about the place and warning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This flour mill, owned by the National Trust, is on the river Itchen flowing through Winchester. It is compact in size but the operators and guides provide historical information as well as mill operation.

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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 870057
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