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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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good but a little small for the price

Overall this an enjoyable mill I was lucky enough to arrive when it was running, the water in river Itchen Is really fast so you could really see the mill move. There is quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Overall this an enjoyable mill I was lucky enough to arrive when it was running, the water in river Itchen Is really fast so you could really see the mill move. There is quite a bit of information about bread making, baking, a video about the mill showing the history of the mill (15 mins) etc, my only quibble was... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent attraction. Even when not actually milling the machinery was still running. The value for money is great. My only gripes are that he mill did not make explicit when they would actually be milling wheat and the, " hands on" kids demos of milling what to flour had run out of raw wheat by the time... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really interesting NT property, if you have 20 minutes or so to spare. Not much to see but fascinating to get so close to the waterwheel and the river rushing underneath.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Interesting city center museum. Sometimes the mill is grinding flour which is interesting to watch. You can buy flour in the shop which has been ground here. Don't plan a visit when the river is in flood as the mill floods too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although not a massive venue (we spent just over an hour there) it is chock full of interesting displays, stands, and activities for the kids. The staff deserve a particular mention - they are all knowledgable, polite and really keen to pass on their knowledge. We were lucky enough to go on a day when they were milling and baking... More 

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Dorset Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was an old mill, then a Youth Hostel, and now a restored National Trust working mill offers a fascinating place to visit to see how such things have changed over the years and how a water mill actually works. And the stoneground wholemeal flour, actually ground on the premises, at £6 for 5 kg is a bargain! The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

All credit to the NT for restoration of this mill to full working order. The presentation is first rate including a 15 minute video.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are in Winchester, a change from visiting the normal stately home! You can even get flour from the mill. We have taken some home to try

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A working mill clearly explained with humour and very accessible to all the family. Not to be missed and get a guide if you can.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place, owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit. The staff are knowledgeable and one man talked about the materials chosen to make the milling equipment which was very interesting. The water wheel is impressive - fast-moving water with lots of noise. You get a sense of the energy involved in this historic process. Above, you can... More 

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