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

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Ticked this 1 off after a visit to Hardwick Hall as it was part of the estate. Very knowledgable and friendly guides who give a good example of how a water mill works. Flour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Lincolnshire UK
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Lincolnshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Ticked this 1 off after a visit to Hardwick Hall as it was part of the estate. Very knowledgable and friendly guides who give a good example of how a water mill works. Flour milled on the site is available to buy. Very interesting visit.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very interesting place for adults to visit. It is important tha children are accompannied as Access is not easy. It is not recimmended for disabled and enderley people.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fascinating to visit, watch flour grain being ground into flour---then buy some! Very educational. Free entry to shop.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having recently joined National Trust, we went to Stainsby Mill, mainly because it was close by. To be honest I hadn't expected all that much. However, the volunteers are absolutely great and very informative. The girls were enthralled by the milling process and it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon out.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're visiting Hardwick Hall, don't miss stopping off at this fascinating working water mill situated on the estate. You can see all the machinery in action and flour being produced which is also available for purchase. Volunteers are on hand to explain how it all works. You don't need to linger for long and my recommendation is that you... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I don't know if it is always working when open, but we were lucky, it was for us! We enormously enjoyed the explanations of how the mill and its associated functions worked, and watching the mill in operation. Explanations were clear, if duplicated upstairs and down, and there were few visitors to get in the way of a clear view.... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Authentic and well presented by knowlegable guide. The history of milling in the area is graphically explained

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You could so easily miss this little gem on the way to Hardwick house or old hall. Passing by, the mill it doesn't look much, particularly as the wheel is covered so the place doesn't stand out so much. On closer inspection the entrance draws you in to the mill. Greeted by volunteers who genuinely want you to enjoy the... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Everyone should visit this place. A working water-mill complete with skilled millers and a great team of volunteers who explain everything from the history of the mill and the estate to how to make the best flour. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed calling in at this small mill. It is outside the main approach road to Hardwick Hall that we love so much and yet we have never previously stopped off at the mill. The mill was saved from being turned in to a private cottage and restored by the NT - what a valuable organisation the NT is!... More 

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