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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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Not worth £4!!!

An informative visit to this small working Mill although we did not think it was worth £4 each, although great for children with hands on activities and a video giving the history... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Larkfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An informative visit to this small working Mill although we did not think it was worth £4 each, although great for children with hands on activities and a video giving the history of the Mill. Bread making demos are given on Saturdays.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This remarkable working mill is quite fascinating. It shows you how they milled wheat to make bread in the old days, and has been fully restored to be one of the only historic working mills left. My wife bought a bag of their stoneground whole meal flour and has baked some delicious bread.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit go families or couples. The mill has been superbly restored and has active demonstrations ongoing. There is also a lot of wild life interest with otters and water voles and many birds. We spent an interesting couple of hours here. Just mind your heads when you go downstairs as the beams hurt!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great stop if you have a National Trust membership. Check the calendar for baking demo days - we had delicious snacks baked on site.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Mill has been beautifully restored and is fascinating. The gift shop is also one of the most attractive I've seen. Being in the heart of the city, there are plenty of places to eat and drink after your visit too.

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Fareham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Actually did a photographic course here. But had a chance to look round this interesting working Mill. They also produce their own flour. Not what you'd expect in Winchester but Winchester does have a lot to offer. There is so much to see it's well worth a day out at the Mill and Winchester.

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Chessington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What struck me most was the thunder of the River Itchen as it is funnelled into the mill race quite astounding with the high winter flows (but not so high as last year). Getting right up close to the wheel was great and seeing the recordings of the otter visits too (wrong time of day for an actual sighting though... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really interesting place, nice garden and friendly staff. To be able to go down and see the mill wheels in action was amazing and caught a glimpse of visiting otter

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We liked the descriptive video of the mill and especially the camera footage of otter activity in the mill.The best part though is when you go down to look at the water wheel and see and hear the power of the water. we bought some flour so looking forward to making a loaf with it.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely little National Trust property where you can look around a working mill and buy some good flour. We also picked up some useful recipe cards. There is a picturesque garden with all sorts of flora and fauna. Guides are very helpful and the NT shop is well stocked.

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