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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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Surprisingly brilliant site with a working mill that we saw go into action. Well explained by a friendly host and although brief, the visit totally worthwhile. Warching the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly brilliant site with a working mill that we saw go into action. Well explained by a friendly host and although brief, the visit totally worthwhile. Warching the water power the mill a fabulously moving experience. The whole place has terrific atmosphere and for a very reasonable entry price..

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

National Trust property in the centre of Winchester. Parking nearby in Chesil street multi storey car park .Small shop.Lovely plants for sale. Watch the film of the otters and feel the power of the mill race then sit in the tranquil garden. Some days there are displays of milling and flour can be bought in the shop. This NT property... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Good displays, friendly staff and a perfect short visit for kids and adults. The flour makes great bread as well!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Short but interesting visit. Excellent for adults and children. Walk outside also, and down the river a little ways. Very well displayed and explained.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is a short walk from the cathedral and is still a working mill. The 1st mill on the site pre-dates the Doomsday book!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well worth spending an hour or two here looking at the mill and it's workings. The flour that they mill makes excellent bread... I tried it in my bread machine. Very good.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a little jewel in the crown in Winchester. Free entry and that's a bonus these days! Hands on activities for children. A lot of history here from the Iron Age to recent. It is open from 10am to 5pm Guide dogs are welcome and there is help for the hard of hearing. This museum is fantastic for children!... More 

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Felpham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Another example of the National Trust preserving our heritage, giving an insight into the past. Not a big attraction but definitely worth a visit. There's small garden to the rear and if you are very lucky you may spot an otter.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Interesting to visit and learn the history, particularly if they are milling, as they were on our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Amazing to watch the power of the water turning the wheel. We visited in may and were the only ones there so able to spend as much time as we wanted watching the water tumble past and getting some great photos of the wheel in action. And there is a lovely pub opposint for lunch!

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