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Winchester City Mill

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Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
+44 1962 870057
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A gem! Not to be missed.

This is such a beautiful little Mill, and the best bit is standing on the metal grille over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stl203
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Historical mill in the city centre

Although the mill wheel was not working, the visit was nonetheless fascinating. The water really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb M
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Emsworth, 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 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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Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful little Mill, and the best bit is standing on the metal grille over the mill race - perfectly safe, but quite an adrenaline rush! Great bird watching opportunities with the Dippers in the Mill stream too. It doesn't take long...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the mill wheel was not working, the visit was nonetheless fascinating. The water really rushes through the mill and easy to see how flour would have been milled here.

Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth popping into the mill if you are passing and they have a quaint shop if you are looking for souvenirs.

Thank William G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good to view from outside on the river Itchen is this mill dating back to Saxon times and the building has some goid character. Restored by the National Trust. £1 entrance fee. Free to NT members.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the city mill during a trip to Winchester using my National trust membership. A small but intriguing place and unfortunately had to make do with a video of the local otters, rather than the real thing. It was a very hot day and this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not often you find a working watermill within a city but Winchester's is well worth a visit. It was a very hot day when we went but the fast-flowing water had a welcome cooling effect. The mill has had a chequered history and has...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must for National Trust members if in the region. So peaceful and yet a true working mill for over 1000 years. The small garden at the rear is also ideal for a spot of quiet contemplation set amongst a busy modern city....More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Great little site to visit run by the National Trust. Need t o pay or be a member of NT food shop Plenty of items to buy .including flour ( milled on site) , note steps to various parts of the building , small garden...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Beautiful, peaceful setting in the busy city of Winchester, lovely place to just sit and enjoy a break.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Winchester and had a lovey time in the NT city mill. Free entry for NT members, you could see the working mill. We even bought two nice hats in the gift shop, wonderful

Thank Tina D
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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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