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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Frome, United Kingdom
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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient mill, bestriding the mighty River Itchen stand as a monument to history. The mill race in the undercroft is awesome to behold as the mighty Itchen roars through, turning the water wheel. I would rate this as a place to visit for all ages. However as with most of Winchester there is no parking unless you are very... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected and pleasant surprise to find in the middle of Winchester. We have visited a few rural mills but this one was tucked on a busy high street. It had the benefit of being very well-interpreted (good film), spacious and easy to see its working parts. We saw it being prepared for grinding and then the flour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see how the mill works, however entrance fee of £ 4.40 is excessive. Basically it is one room , the water mill can be seen from outside

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the mill during Heritage Weekend. It is a restored National Trust facility which not only grids wheat it also sells it. Being keen bread makers we purchased their flour and yes we can confirm it makes good bread. Downstairs have a look at the river race and the unique controls for regulating the wheel speed. The Miller demonstrated how... More 

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

Went to winchester on heritage weekend and this was one of the places we saw. It is only a little place but the staff were really helpful and showed my little one everything in the mill

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away off the road bridge is this ancient water mill. The volunteer millers make the visit informative. Good for a short visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the city this very old mill still works and grinds wheat for flour. Owned by the National Trust now it has been brought back into use and is amazing to see how they built this using wood and the mill race that runs underneath is a fantastic sight

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