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

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Lovely place to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Leicester
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Leicester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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457 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This small building does not appear to offer very much, buy it is a wonderful example of a working mill. It dates from the 19c and is now preserved by the National Trust. I thoroughly enjoyed ,my visit.

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New Tupton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A Guide took us round and told us about what it used to be like in the Mill. Very interesting. The Mill is very close to Hardwick Hall so you could gothere as well

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I got more from the visit than I expected - was immediately offered a mini tour on arrival and level of knowledge - and willingness to answer my many questions - made for a good visit.

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Lincolnshire UK
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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