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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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Pretty Place

The City Mill is a truly pretty place, its a lovely place to watch the water come cascading through the mill and then follow the path along the river, its a lovely walk, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The City Mill is a truly pretty place, its a lovely place to watch the water come cascading through the mill and then follow the path along the river, its a lovely walk, very peaceful and truly pretty. Worth seeking out when in the beautiful city of Winchester

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The day we went, the mill was in full working order, grinding wheat, which can be bought in the shop. The millers were all enthusiastic about sharing their interest in the mill. There is the added interest in that there are otters who come up the river and pass underneath the mill, although not the race itself.

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Farnham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Went at a weekend and they were milling flour, using water power alone. Really informative video and lots if opportunity to see all aspects of how these mills worked 100 years ago, Worth a visit.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this national trust property and it was lovely! Seeing the mill at work was lovely and being able to walk down to river level and see the wheel was very unusual!

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As a member of the National Trust, entrance for me was free and as it is a very small venue it only needs a short amount of time. The mill has been restored to a working mill and the demonstration video and the displays give a great insight to its history and how it was run. I loved the footage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Mill is in the center of Winchester and is a fascinating place to visit for a short period as it is quite small

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Four Marks, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent place of interest for all ages film show and model exhibits showing the workings of the mill. Outside gardens and water way. Interesting souvenir shop and freshly ground flour for sale. Look for the otters

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The mill is really interesting and the gift shop worth a visit. It was great being able to see this in action and the power of the water is incredible. Very well maintained and worth the 4 pounds it cost to enter.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not a lot to see. The mill rush was amazing, but we weren't able to see actual milling. If it was there to be seen, we couldn't find it.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a surprise, you must go and see the otters living in the mill waters and the workings of the mill are amazing.

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