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Winchester City Mill

Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
+44 1962 870057
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This NT mill may only be small but the NT have made the most of it. You can see them milling flour, otters in the stream, visit the garden and learn about the building.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restored water mill is fascinating; to see it working as it did hundreds of years ago is quite something. You can buy the flour, only a few pence more expensive than mass-produced white super market flour. The difference in the bread's taste is remarkable. It's free to NT members but the non-members charge is reasonable.

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Hampshire UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The mill is fairly interesting for a short time. My 8 year old grandchild was fed up after 30 mins. We are national trust members so there was no charge but I wouldn't pay much to go in with young ones

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

well worth the visit even though a small charge. Introductory film was very interesting, and watching the mill race fast flowing water, with the working mill unusual.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Mill. What a tranquil place in a busy town. We enjoyed the video especially as it explained the history of the Mill, then we went down and looked at the machinery itself. The amount of water rushing past was awesome. We would have loved to have seen the otters live but had to make... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having visited a lot of National Trust properties over the years we always come back here as it really is one of the best, especially for families. The Mill itself has an amazing history dating all the way back to Saxon times! Inside the river flows through the building turning gears and the wheel and there is lots of interactive... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

£4.80 to watch video -and see the the wheel what a rip off noone to explain anything just charts etc on wall tiny garden owned by the national trust so not surprised all. The information here on line so don't bother just visit the shop although that is sadly lacking

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were luck to visit while an order was being fulfilled to make flour for a local bakery. The visitor is well informed by the various displays and because we are members of the National Trust it was free.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came here this week with a French friend, for the first time in the 55 years I have lived here, and I'm very glad I did! It is well run by the National Trust with a range of accessible information, both written and video. Steps lead below where you can stand close to the mill wheel, and be awed... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

very interesting to see how things used to be, staff enthusiastic and give good explanations. small garden good pictures of the otters that visit the mill at night. good pub garden across the road

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