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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
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+44 1962 870057
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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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Interesting quaint mill,

Had an interesting overview of the mills history, We were lucky enough to visit when the mill was working, as this is actually still a working mill selling their own produce, They... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an interesting overview of the mills history, We were lucky enough to visit when the mill was working, as this is actually still a working mill selling their own produce, They also have an 'otter cam' in place as there are local otters who use the area along the river below the mill close to the water wheel.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a compact working mill run by volunteers. you can buy the milled flour as well as watching the working parts.

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

A 1000 year old operational mill. Wow!! With some good exhibits too. However I thought that it all could be even better presented. For example the 10min. video went overboard regarding the arrival of a replacement wheel from The Netherlands. The volunteer staff did do the best they could and were very helpful. The main room was very cold too... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Been to city mill today and being christmas time can see few crowd but my kids literally enjoyed the city mill flour making demos and cake and other savoury demonstrations. Surely recommend to every family with children. We brought wheatflour powder made in the mill.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

lovely place to vist, Not open everyday. i went on a wednesday. They were Milling so that was good to see. great to go down and see the water wheel etc. The staff/ volunteers were very helpful and informative.small shop but no cafe.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Enjoyed our visit to this National Trust mill over the River Itchen in Winchester. Lovely walks nearby through the meadows to the Cathedral. Mill was working when we visited and was great to see the machinery in action with knowledgeable staff at hand to explain things. There was also an exhibit of different apple varieties. There is a gift shop... More 

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Visited the water mill whilst in Winchester. Very informative as to milling and how the mill worked. Quite exciting seeing the water rush through the mill race and see the wheel turning.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

A small working water mill just minutes from the city centre. An interesting video of the history of the mill which shouldn't be missed. We were able to see milling in progress and view all parts of the mill, which has a pleasant little garden by the stream. You can also buy the flour and get recipes to give you... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is the best mill (pic) I have visited with regard to explanations about the complete milling process. There is an excellent educational video running, hands on exhibits (pic) and a well constructed model (wooden variety!). Descend the short metal flight of steps to see the waterwheel splashing and clanking in its full glory on a milling day (pic). The... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a National Trust property in the centre of Winchester featuring a working water mill, sometimes grinding flour which can be purchased. Enthusiastic staff.

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