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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

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Address: | Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
Phone Number: 01246 850430

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Great little working mill

Definitely worth a visit either before or after Hardwicke. Very well informed staff and a an excellent opportunity to experience life as it used to be in a working mill...........

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Verwood, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To be fair the mill is quite small and doesn't take long to visit which is why we are scoring 3/5 based on the admission price of £5.30. If you are an NT member then it's a good little filler. However the guides were excellent and gave very good talks on the 2 floors. Knowledgeable and a sense of humour... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Definitely worth a visit either before or after Hardwicke. Very well informed staff and a an excellent opportunity to experience life as it used to be in a working mill...........

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A fascinating working water mill of a distinctive type, well restored and producing good flour. As National Trust members my wife & I went on my birthday. the volunteer who showed us round was informative and enthusiastic. We were amazed at the ingenuity of the Victorian designer and how it was devised to be operated by 1 person. An excellent... More 

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Norfolk UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A lovely sunny day & some very knowledgeable people. A brilliant time learning about how the mill worked, everything explained clearly. I bought some of the flour on sale & it makes great bread, don't forget to get your recipe to go with it.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great place to visit. We took our three grandchildren and they were fascinated by all that was on offer. They particularly enjoyed the small millstone outside where they could grind their own flour.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There's not that much to Stainsby Mill to earn it a visit in it's own right, it's a small attraction but it's worth calling in when visiting Hardwick Hall. The staff are excellent and very knowledgable and added to the experience.

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Leicester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This working mill is a great place to visit, especially if you are in the area and plan to visit Hardwick Hall, as it's just round the corner. The volunteer guides were so helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the mill and how everything works, making it a really interesting visit. We spent about an hour there in total... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was an add on to the hall but in fact was really interesting. not only a good talk about the milling process and how some phrases have come into the language but a very reasonably priced bag of home ground flour and a good recipe book from the reception too.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

very interesting visit, the volunteers were all very knowledgeable and welcoming, even found a bowl of water for the dog.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved our visit to the Mill despite it being bitterly cold. The talks on both levels were entertaining and informative. Bought some flour and can highly recommend it. It made a lovely light loaf of wholemeal bread.

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