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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 870057

Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon...

Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon times; now fully restored by the National Trust, the City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. Inside visitors can discover more about the mill’s long and fascinating history as well as see the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stone-ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras.

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this is a very interesting place with very knowledeable staff. ..a good little video is shown too which is very helpful.also has a good little shop

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a very interesting place with very knowledeable staff. ..a good little video is shown too which is very helpful.also has a good little shop

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanted to show our nephew something different in the city and found the Mill which we had walked past so many times! Its great to go in and actually able to buy the flour ground right there along with bread baked locally that also uses it. there is the usual National Trust type merchandise but the mill itself is good... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near to centre so not far to walk if using public transport, otherwise you might have to find car park which can get busy.very interesting site owned by and run by N.T. Good idea to check on web site before going as some days they are not open. Good helpful staff and area to sit right by the river .

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting working flour mill. Very small so takes little time to explore but nice to sit in the garden and relax on a sunny day! Good that you can buy bags of the flour milled here. Staff very informative.

Thank Colakins
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mill has interesting history and has had to be newly constructed (post millenium) as it had not been in use as a mill for a few decades. The new working parts are beautifully crafted and is designed so that you can easily see the milling process. The millers are friendly and are on hand if you have questions. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Legend has it this was built after the creater saw Camberwick Green as a child and loved the character and the shows villain 'Windy Miller' It has such a lovely garden, please go along. Beware the bees.

Thank Fran J
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place, the water, the bridge, all surroundings are lovely. First time visiting Winchester and we live just about one hour from here and never been here before.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mill is run by the National Trust. We went on a rainy Monday morning. There were very few people there so we were able to have a good look round with no hinderances. The Mill workings were explained in detail and there was an area for children to be hands on experimenting as they were learning. There is a... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winchester City Mill is not to be missed. We almost did, having focused our trip planning around the Cathedral and a few other sites. The mill is fully restored and operational - we had a wonderful time talking with the millwright and other staff. Enjoyed seeing the different steps of the operation, including the made-to-order grinding of flour for a... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This National Trust property is a very short distance from the King Alfred statue. Apart from the working mill, view of the working bits downstairs & the attractive garden, it's lovely to see the video footage of the otters visiting the mill. When we went on Saturday they had visited twice in the previous week. The information & letters from... More 

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