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Bircham Windmill

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Bircham Windmill

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auntieshaz21 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lanton, France640 contributions266 helpful votes
Large parking area suitable for motorhomes although it is closed due to covid restrictions. Still worth seeing from the outside.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Chris H wrote a review Oct 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1,880 contributions743 helpful votes
My wife and I had an interesting visit on the final day of opening for the 2020 season. We paid £4.95 each (seniors rate) to visit the mill and museum. It was a very steep climb to the top up a series of ladders between each of the five levels. This would be a very difficult challenge for anyone with mobility difficulties. The steps are reasonably wide and there are handrails, but the steepness means that you must descend backwards. The windmill was originally used for grinding corn – most of the original machinery appears to be in place, although the mill has not been used commercially since 1920. It was restored in 1970. The story of how the mill operated is narrated on higher levels. There are splendid views of the surrounding countryside from balconies at two of the higher levels. There are opportunities (at extra cost) to make your own bread; there is a video room showing a choice of videos relating to the mill; there’s a children’s playground; a gift shop and cafe also sells home made bread and locally ground flour. A small campsite is adjacent. The mill has special craft-based events on certain dates throughout the season.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steve R wrote a review Sep 2020
31 contributions15 helpful votes
This is a nice place to stop for tea and cake. For a small amount you can climb the windmill, visit a few farm animals and even make bread. A pleasant place to while away a couple of hours
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mutch_opinion wrote a review Sep 2020
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom25 contributions3 helpful votes
What a lovely campsite. Small, great location, good facilities and very clean. Would definitely return. Thank you
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sarl123 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom66 contributions22 helpful votes
Nice spot to stop off for a coffee and a cake. They had a vegan option in the cafe including a chocolate muffin and they offer vegan milk so I had a hot chocolate. Friends had a sausage roll and a cornish pasty and they said they were both delicious! Would have been lovely to of had a vegan sausage roll or homemade cake!! They had a little shop where you could buy fresh bread and flour and souvenir bits.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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