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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

well worth the visit even though a small charge. Introductory film was very interesting, and watching the mill race fast flowing water, with the working mill unusual.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Mill. What a tranquil place in a busy town. We enjoyed the video especially as it explained the history of the Mill, then we went down and looked at the machinery itself. The amount of water rushing past was awesome. We would have loved to have seen the otters live but had to make... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having visited a lot of National Trust properties over the years we always come back here as it really is one of the best, especially for families. The Mill itself has an amazing history dating all the way back to Saxon times! Inside the river flows through the building turning gears and the wheel and there is lots of interactive... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

£4.80 to watch video -and see the the wheel what a rip off noone to explain anything just charts etc on wall tiny garden owned by the national trust so not surprised all. The information here on line so don't bother just visit the shop although that is sadly lacking

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were luck to visit while an order was being fulfilled to make flour for a local bakery. The visitor is well informed by the various displays and because we are members of the National Trust it was free.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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

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