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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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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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Throwback to different times.

This building gives you a very good idea of what it must feel like to be in a working mill on a river. In Winter this place gets quite cold from the water rushing beneath your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kings Somborne
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Kings Somborne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building gives you a very good idea of what it must feel like to be in a working mill on a river. In Winter this place gets quite cold from the water rushing beneath your feet, but its fascinating. and a great place to take and educate young kids. being across the road from one of winchesters finest beer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently renovated mill shows the history and workings of mill. Short video and interactive displays.Waterwheel hypnotic.Nice shop.Stoneground flour for sale.

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Thank Christine W
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating piece of living history. The mill is still working, the guides are knowlegeable and it is well worth a visit.

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Thank Liz M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a small mill but if in Winchester well worth a visit good to see it in working condition and standing on the bridge outside is very pretty and you can cross the road and walk along the river. staff informative.

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Thank Linda W
nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Very interesting seeing how the barley is turned into flour. Going down to the mill race to see the water is a must. Ideal for children

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Thank SouthAfrican2
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Very informative, great displays. Staff on hand to answer questions. We lucked out with a Christmas Brass band to enjoy and volunteers were in the kitchen baking up goodies made with their own flour which we purchased to take home. National Trust £4pp. We in town without children but my boys would have enjoyed it.

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Thank American-in-LondonUK
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is a really interesting Mill as it has been very well restored, is fully functional and has lots of history. You can also have a lovely walk along the river and then pop into the lovely pub opposite (can't remember the name) for a drink and a light meal afterwards

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Thank jeanieEssex
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a National Trust property so we popped in out of the rain and stayed about half an hour. Could have stayed longer and I think that children would be particularly fascinated.

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Thank JanefromSomerset
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Especially if you are a national trust member and interested in mills - you get a good view of all the working parts and the history.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The mill has had good times and bad over its many centuries. They have now restored the wheel and millling stones ad use it for demonstations. Its a lovely old building, and the wheel and mill race are are great. Its well worth a visit but its not a large place with having had floors removed etc. so doesn't take... More 

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