Heage Windmill
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Our 18th Century Windmill is the only surviving Six Sailed Stone Built Windmill in the Country! We give visitors an insight into the life of a miller back in the day and how the windmill works. The restored windmill is working again and produces flour that can be bought in the shop on site! We look forward to welcoming you to the windmill soon, and we'd like to take the time to thank you for visiting our TripAdvisor Page
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Ziz C
Matlock, UK92 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Very interesting and excellent tour.
We visited the windmill today. The tour was very interesting and informative. Tim, the miller, is very knowledgable and made the tour a delight. The windmill is a fascinating structure and set in an amazing location overlooking the Derwent Valley. There is plenty of parking and a tea room with chairs and tables outside. I’m very much looking forward to making some bread with the flour, just bought from the shop. I will also recommend guests add this gem to their itinerary when visiting the area and it’s multiple attractions.
Written August 14, 2022
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Andrew B
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May 2022 • Couples
First visit to this relatively local (for us) attraction. The windmill was in full “sail” when we arrived and that coupled with the spectacular views along the valley provided a good start to our trip. Guided tours through the mill (£5 per adult) were available and would come highly recommended. The guides were enthusiastic,knowledgeable and keen for the audience to ask questions. They explained and demonstrated the four types of product that the mill produced. We left clutching bags of “white” and “middling” flour that were available at the shop. They are currently looking for 150,000 to carry out essential repair work. I hope they find it so that this little gem can continue to operate for many more years
Written May 29, 2022
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Nigel Drake
4 contributions
Oct 2022
The down to earth and friendly staff are a real pleasure to meet. They are all so knowledgable and motivated to make your visit so enjoyable and such an educational experience, too. The little shop is full of lovely mementos of your visit and the items are really competitively priced, as is the price for the mill tour. Just being in such a historic building is a great pleasure but for anyone who enjoys learning about the aspects of mechanical engineering that drives the mill then it is excellent. The situation and views are pretty gorgeous, too.
Written October 29, 2022
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Marc R
Great Sankey, UK24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful windmill in even more beautiful location, the guides were super friendly and helpful. Our 3yo was very pleased to close the shutters to make the sails spin faster. I can’t wait to make a loaf with our stone ground flour!
Written August 21, 2022
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Kirsty C
Derbyshire, UK25 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We spent around 2hrs at the mill - it's incredible. The views, nearby walks alongside the the noise of the sails moving and the general buzz from the area is just wonderful. For a mere £8 my two primary school aged girls and I had a wonderful tour of the mill and we all really enjoyed the facts and stories we were told. Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon.
Written May 8, 2022
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Alex H
22 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our afternoon visit to the windmill at Heage. We live locally but had never had the chance to visit before. We had our own tour right at the end of the day. Our tour guide, Chris, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging during our tour around the outside and up inside the windmill. The mill was working on the day so we had the chance to see how the sails work and showed how the mill was operated, it was really interesting. Very reasonable price for the tour (only £4 for adults) and staffed by volunteers. You’ll need at least an hour to look around and do the tour. I’d recommend for anyone, kids and adults alike.
Written August 15, 2021
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Ross M
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Jun 2022 • Family
What an amazing short visit. 60 mins well spent. 3 small children so we went outside the windmill but we couldn’t go up the mill due to steep stairs. Kind and attentive staff gave us the virtual tour under the mill in a museum/education room. Lovely visit, well priced, friendly volunteers - perfect quick holiday trip!
Written June 19, 2022
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cazmez
Rotherham, UK355 contributions
Apr 2022
First time visit. Beautiful location and friendly welcome. The windmill looks majestic in its surroundings. Tour was £5 per adult and very informative and interesting. Plenty of car parking spots.
Didn’t buy refreshments but there were some for sale. Toilets clean.
A short distance from Matlock which was our next stop.
Had a thoroughly enjoyable day out.
Written April 10, 2022
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Jade
Atlanta, GA7 contributions
May 2022
Remarkable little place. All very well-preserved and you do get to see a lot for such a small building. Tour guides are enthusiastic and funny. Tours are interactive – you can try your hand at turning the quern. A delightful experience if you appreciate the simple things in life like watching flour get made.
Written May 25, 2022
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Lynn Mills
Liverpool, UK557 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
A brilliant visit, even picked up a bag of flour from their little shop.
I really thought I had done this review, my own fault as I was doing it on the way home.
It is really worth a look, beautiful surrounds too. Friendly staff.
Written April 25, 2022
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