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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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