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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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Small but perfectly formed and informative

I visited here while in Winchester to see the University and we are glad we did. The mill is a beautiful building and has so much fascinating information. Don't miss the garden at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here while in Winchester to see the University and we are glad we did. The mill is a beautiful building and has so much fascinating information. Don't miss the garden at the back!!

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Smack in the centre of Winchester it has an interesting history and is a working flour mill. Staff friendly enough but the whole experience is flat.Which is a shame because it has a prime location No coffee shop..no loos...the island garden area could be better used. Exhibits look tired...video is informative but a little dull. We left feeling that more... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This mill is almost in the city centre and it is still a working Mill. They give demonstrations and there is also a video tutorial about the mill. Lots of models and information set out and activities for children too. The small gift shop sales flour that they have milled there at a really good price. Good place to take... More 

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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely building, kept as original as possible, and can be seen as it would work. Good displays, knowledgeable staff. Can purchase the ground flour!

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Thank Colin W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting film to watch before you go round the mill. The River Itchen is a very fast flowing river and it's fascinating to watch the wheel turning as a result. Flour produced by the mill can be bought in the shop. It is a National Trust property

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were lucky to be there when they were milling the flour. Really interesting. Great for adults and kids.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the city centre is the Winchester Mill. Only £4 entry and well worth every pound. The staff are friendly and very informed, very happy to answer questions. The layout of the mill makes it interesting for all age groups. We were lucky enough to go when the mill was running which made it extra interesting but would recommend... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in as part of our historical wander around Winchester. Combination of learning how the mil works, the history of Winchester's mills, latest otter sightings and the pleasant waterside surroundings make for a good 45 minute visit. Being members it cost nothing, but the £4.10 cost is good value. On site shop also sells flour made on site, £2.00 for... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Winchester and find yourself at the bottom and of town (Near Alfred Statue), take a quick visit to the Mill, especially if you are NT members. Interesting place. Mill is often working and you can buy the flour that they mill. They have cameras that have also captured some Otters playing underneath. You only need about... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mill is small but full of interest. Check for milling demonstrations. The power of the water is awesome. Price £4.10 or National Trust membership. No parking but car park nearby which is free on Sundays. Lovely friendly staff happy to explain the process. A film show explaining the history and links to Queen Mary Tudor.

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