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Winchester City Mill

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Well worth a visit

Great to see a place so carefully restored and read about its chequered history. On the outskirts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elisabeth E
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Abergele, United Kingdom
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Insight into history

Really informative exhibition about the working watermill and history of this industry in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WaivedWife
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Reading, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A static exhibition and a chance to see water rushing by turning a wheel. No grinding or other kit being powered. No locally milled flour offered for sale. The shop was more broadly National Trust products.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see a place so carefully restored and read about its chequered history. On the outskirts of the city so quite easy to miss but it is worth the effort.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really informative exhibition about the working watermill and history of this industry in Winchester. Video footage of the otters who visit the mill was a bonus!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WaivedWife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice enough place to visit if you have an annual pass but very small and not much to see so wouldn't go and pay for a one off. As we are local we'll often pop in with my toddler if in town to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set on the River Itchen at the bottom of Winchester High Street is this Grade 2 working mill. It has been fully restored by the National Trust and is an insight as to how wheat was ground to produce flour (available to buy in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phillipnisbet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great trip to this National Trust property. Friendly staff who really wanted to show us how the mill worked. Our under 5 children loved the interaction and hands on. A must see and river walk in Winchester.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank traceynadin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there isn't a large external flywheel associated with most mills - but this preserved mill is worth the visit if nearby

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

£4 entry fee slightly high but interesting to see how the mill works. They were milling as we arrived. Interesting film of its history and downstairs with the gushing water is really worth seeing. They were giving out mince pies made at the mill which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Close to the city centre and a short walk from the Cathedral, the working waterwheel is worth a look. There has been a mill here for 1000 years, but the current building was built in 1744, although restored recently. After some heavy rain it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We had a good visit here. This is fairly compact but interesting as you can go down under the mill and get really close to the water wheel. You can see the full power of the river. The mill has ongoing restoration but that does...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Louise D
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Relations M | Property representative |
Hi Louise, Winchester City Mill is suitable for all ages with interactive hands-on activities as well as themed trails. We also provide milling demonstrations from 11am-4pm every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. There is no... More
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beanie554
March 14, 2017|
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Hello beanie554, Yes the otters are regular visitors to the Mill. Our otter cams pick up footage of their activity most days. You can follow their activity and see all updates on our twitter page, please visit our website... More
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kiddy24
May 26, 2016|
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Entry to Winchester City Mill is free to National Trust members. Admission for non members is - Adults £4.00, Children £2.00, Family £10.00 (these prices are without gift aid).
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