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Stretton Watermill

Farndon Stretton, Stretton, Warrington SY14 7JA, England
01606 271640
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Stretton
Type: Museums
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely location - good parking, toilets, millpond, picnic area, orchard, stable with exhibition, ancient mill with two working wheels. View the exhibition and working model of the watermill, then take the fascinating tour (small charge) to hear more about milling and see everything in action. Grind the wheat, hoist the grain sacks, see the elver traps. Excellent for children... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were after somewhere to fill a few hours and this place fits the bill perfectly. I wasn't expecting much, but it was perfect. The location was hidden away enough, but easy to get to from the main road, had a good sized, easy to find, and well maintained car park. The mill does tours around every half hour to... More

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Queensland Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A very well restored and ineresting spot to visit vert friendly staff happy to provide all the benefits of their knowledge. Take the time to seek it out well worth a look, very educational for children to see the workings. Tour optional with or without it the guides are still very helpful.

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Irby, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A day out for our photographic group. So much of interest to see, history to hear the guide tell us and most importantly to photograph. The guides were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of the mill it was a pleasure to listen to them. Thanks to them for allowing us to take photos from all perspectives and angles.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Harvest day at the mill. Had excellent tour of the mill for small charge. The guide knew lots. Most importantly for our group which included a disabled diva she was included in all of the tour and she was happy when the guide showed her the newley milled flour. The other harvest attractions included butter making and apple pressing which... More

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Bath, UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My friend and I were lucky enough to be the only people in the tour we went on. The guide asked whether we were interested in the industrial machinery, the social history or the architecture of the mill; we said 'all three' and he didn't disappoint with his tour! He was friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The mechanisms within the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

WE took some overseas relative there in the summer. In fact we were driving around and stumbled across it. IT IS A HIDDEN GEM. Staffed by enthusiasts who have a great love for the heritage and onlt too keen to answer every question. I simply cannot speak too highly of this piece of our past.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Liked the surroundings - well signposted and Parking area. Plenty of information about the mill. Would be good summer or winter as a stop off.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Closer to Chester (~10 miles south, near Farndon) than Warrington, we had a very enjoyable visit at the Tudor event in July. The mill is set in pleasant grounds and there is a small but informative museum above the shop. At the Tudor event, the kids played some musical instruments, performed in a short dance, ground some flour on the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stretton Watermill is a restored watermill and museum at Farndon, near Chester. It's only open on certain days of the week and weekends, so it's worth checking on their website or telephoning prior to making a visit. Conducted tours can be arranged on arrival. A very pleasant young lady, who we believe is currently the manageress of the project, is... More

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