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Address: Congleton Road, Macclesfield SK10 4TW, England
Phone Number: 44 1625 584412 , 527468

15th-century mill beside a tranquil mill pool

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Wasn't too sure about this one, but what an interesting hour this turned out to be. Are shown around in a formal tour, but without this it would not have meant anything like it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Eric W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Wasn't too sure about this one, but what an interesting hour this turned out to be. Are shown around in a formal tour, but without this it would not have meant anything like it did. Was great to see the workings and understand the history, and to see it in action was great. Well worth the visit.

Thank Eric W
Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I was passing by and almost did not stop. After all, just another flour mill? Actually it is brilliant and the volunteers doing the guided tour demonstrate everything working and make it really interesting. Well done and thank you.I learned and saw so much. Do stop by!

Thank StaresDevon
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Going back to the days before the industrial revolution the old water mill of a technology that came from Roman times, using wooden wheels and cogs, stone grinding wheels and water power. When the mill is working you can feels the power vibrating through the building! A must-see if you are visiting the area. The mill is cared for by... More 

Thank Mike R
England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Interesting example of industrial archeology. The guides are very knowledgable, I happen to know quite a bit about the history of milling and I was impressed by the way the information was presented by them. A bit of a poor relation in National Trust terms for the area but I would recommend a visit if you are anywhere near.

Thank Welshescapee
Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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259 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is only open at weekends and for a limited time but is well worth a visit. There is only limited parking.

Thank AndrewUK2013
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A superbly preserved exhibition. It doesn't take long, but it is well worth a stop especially when the weather isn't being very helpful.

Thank AmRogHor
Manchester, United Kingdom
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A lovely tudor /elizabethan mill in quiet surroundings near Macclesfield. The best advice I can give is stop here and have a look at the outside , it's not open very often and when it is the tours are a little stuffy, and a bit child unfriendly. However certainly a interesting and worthwhile project it's restoration. Will easy kill a... More 

Thank Peter e
Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have often driven past the mill & found it closed (which is a huge shame), so when I saw it open I had to pull in for a visit. I had memories of visiting the mill as a child, and I wasn't disappointed to return as an adult. The mill tour was 'continuous', in that as visitors arrived they... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very small, but still in working order. The staff were knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the site. Tour is about 45 minutes and guided, tours start about every 15 minutes or so. Only £5.50 without a national trust membership so is good value. There are no toilets, cafe or shop on site.

1 Thank 04housemat
Conwy, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were a bit surprised by the location as it stands beside a road with very limited parking It was ok to park up though Because it wasn't open Took a couple of pictures of the outside and then set off Will go back when it is open


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