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Address: Farndon Stretton | Not Warrington. Near Chester, Cheshire, England, Stretton, Warrington SY14 7JA, England
Phone Number: 01606 271640
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700 yrs of history

What a brilliant building over 700 years old with all the origional machinary. Thank goodness these buildings are being preserved. They have two water wheels and demonstrate the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a brilliant building over 700 years old with all the origional machinary. Thank goodness these buildings are being preserved. They have two water wheels and demonstrate the art of milling flour although they dont sell it. The guide was so knowledgeable and passionate. They have a small shop and carpark and toilets. There are a lot of steps and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We recently enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Stretton Watermill. There was much to keep the whole family entertained (2 adults and 2 children - 4yrs and 10 maths) - old bicycles demonstration, horse drawn carriage ride, tour of mill, apple juice and butter making. Would highly recommend a visit there - it's like stepping back in time.

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Merseyside
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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21 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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