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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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A rare experience of a flour mill

The display is informative, but the most exciting part was watching the milling process being started and in action.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The display is informative, but the most exciting part was watching the milling process being started and in action.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a NT property and well worth a visit if you are in Winchester. Small but full of history, it has excellent information boards and a working model. You can see all the mill machinery and on some days they demonstrate flour production, which you can buy in the shop. Great educational visit for children too.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was really interesting to watch the wheat being milled and also the speed of the water through the mill race. At certain times they do cookery demonstrations but not when we were there. Interesting for all ages.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A lovely place to pick up a memento of a visit to Winchester, or an unusual gift.You can also see flour being ground in the old fashioned way.A quaint piece of History, as being a working mill.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely place to go, with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good for children. Watch the mill race and see flour being milled. Buy some flour and make your own bread at home! watch the video of the history and see if you can spot the Otters.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a surprise to find a working water mill in the centre of Winchester! We were fortunate to visit on a Saturday when the mill was in operation and the staff were very informative. A great place to pass an hour or so.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An interesting visit to see a real life working mill. Very helpful and informative staff. Bought a nice bag of fresh flour for some nice cakes!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A working mill in the town centre. Full of interest and some very informative displays. Ideal for a quick visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A lovely well presented old water mill in good working order and producing flour as we watched. Centrally located so good access.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We 'stumbled across' this attraction when strolling through Winchester. It turned out to be very interesting as they were milling flour at the time. Lots of informative posters and videos as well as people around to explain the milling process. You can also buy the flour in the shop at a good price. National Trust property so free if you... More 

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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 870057
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester

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