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Winchester City Mill

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Good place to spend thirty minutes

£4 entry fee slightly high but interesting to see how the mill works. They were milling as we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan B
Nice National Trust property

Close to the city centre and a short walk from the Cathedral, the working waterwheel is worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

£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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really quick visit but worth it if you have never been before. Only a small fee to get inside. It’s not a place you could keep on revisiting as once you seen it, you have seen it. However it’s worth a first time look....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know if we would have paid for entry if we didn’t have a NT card. It’s great the mill has been preserved and restored and there are a number of models as well as the working mill. The small garden would be pleasant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure the mill is actually in operation when you plan to viisit as it makes it more interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Val P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming National Trust property in Winchester. Small fee to get in. Very informative exhibits. Worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

As we discovered Winchester is a city based on water. It is low lying in a valley so it does accumulate water. It has a chalk sub structure to help retain it! As a result there is a working water mill now owned and run...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and right in the heart of Winchester. Sitting over the River Itchen it's easy to find just next to the bridge beyond the Alfred the Great statue. Worth a visit just to see the wheel turning and the sheer force of water flowing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We went during October Half Term, great Halloween activity for the children. The children loved grinding the grains to make flour. Staff so helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Louise D
May 22, 2017|
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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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