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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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Fantastic Old Water Mill

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bordon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Banbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Looked after by the National Trust, this mill is worth a look at. In working order, you can follow the process of milling flour and buy the end result. There are things to look at and you can turn your hand to grinding cereal with a small millstone.The shop stocks some lovely items.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very enthusiastically run by the National Trust with plenty of volunteers (I think) there to speak to. There isn't enough to occupy you realistically for more than an hour max. but if you haven't seen a working water mill up close then it's worth a visit. And you can buy their flour too. I can understand why some people may... More 

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had read about this before coming here. I was looking forward to seeing grain ground into flour. The mill itself has been kept in a working condition, and all the important mechanisms are on display, everything is explained in the displays. I really enjoyed this museum. Unfortunately the mill was not working on the day we came, and there... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is really interesting, you can watch and buy the corn being ground into flour. There is a good shop for gifts, children section for learning, with demonstrations, and colouring in. great to watch the water rush through the mill, if you are really lucky you may see an otter.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a very interesting place to go, the film is informative the staff helpful and the mill incredible. Highly recommended.

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