Heatherslaw Corn Mill

Heatherslaw Corn Mill, Cornhill on Tweed: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Heatherslaw Corn Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

Heatherslaw Corn Mill
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • History Museums
About
Restored and fully operational Victorian watermill in North Northumberland which makes wholegrain, stoneground flour from locally grown cereals using traditional methods. Visitors can explore the building, watch the milling process from grain to flour, learn about life as a 19th century miller and much more! Hands-on activities for children. Visitor Centre, Gift Shop and Tearoom on site. Due to nature of building it is not wheelchair accessible. The Mill is open seasonally, from late March until the beginning of November.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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jo l
Kirkbymoorside, UK5 contributions
Fab working mill
Oct 2021
We had a lovely visit to the Mill before our trip on the steam train to Etal. The mill wasn't working sadly at the time we arrived but the lady in the shop chatted to us about this and was so very welcoming and friendly. The mill was a great visit anyway and we found it very interesting. The shop was nice at the end so we bought some flour and other goods to take home.
Written October 22, 2021
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Ted
Birstall, UK4 contributions
Had a great time and well worth visiting!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We came across this place and what a hidden delight it was with beautifully maintained buildings and facilities, the mill is smallish but the preservation team need to be congratulated on preserving this working water mill, the entrance is a fair price and contributes to its upkeep and helps ensure its future, it’s on three floors although access isn’t too bad as they have installed good stairways to each floor with handrails, the guy in the working mill was excellent and explained so much at a level that was easy to understand, his chat was interesting and he made the visit so much better due to his very pleasant and helpful attitude throughout, they have restored the mill so you can see it working and buy some of the flour that’s been milled there to go home and bake some real bread (yum yum) they have worked hard with informative posters and displays to make it a really good place to visit, there is a small cafe with friendly staff serving great hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and sandwiches etc, there is also a small gift shop with interesting things to buy, we didn’t get the time to try out the narrow gauge railway which runs several trips per day, the area around Heatherslaw is dotted with many things to do which would entertain almost everyone with the variety from Castles, nature reserves, Flodden battlefield, heavy horse centre etc search for tourism@ford-and-etal.co.uk to see the many things on offer in the area, well worth a visit!
Written September 13, 2021
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Rovers09
Preston101 contributions
A pleasant and interesting visit
Aug 2021
The workings of the mill are well explained on boards as you walk around and there are also interesting insights into its history and the lives of the people who lived and worked in the surrounding countryside. Very pleasant tearoom added to the visit.
Written August 22, 2021
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Benjamin S
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Nice family outing
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovingly restored working mill.

The miller took time to explain and engage the children in the workings of the mill, explaining them them the details and got them really interested in it.

Very fair price for a family ticket.

Parking is free and dogs are also welcome.
Written July 27, 2021
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Chris C
London, UK33 contributions
Fascinating working mill with great staff and interesting exhibitions.
Jul 2021
We thought this would be a quick visit on a wet day but we spent over two hours at the mill. I’m sorry I don’t have the names but the lady on the desk and the miller were both so friendly and welcoming, it was a real treat. The miller let us join a group who were just arriving so we had a detailed overview of the workings of the mill, we then wandered around the fascinating exhibition and the miller came to find us (in between changing bags for the flour etc – it really is a working mill) and spent more time answering our questions. My husband was interested in how the machinery worked, I was interested in how many people worked there, how they lived in the past, in other words the social history, and there was a lot of this too. We finished our visit with a great lunch in the tearoom. Highly recommend the mill as a great day out.
Written July 10, 2021
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Morven H
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
Nice break
Jun 2021
Lovely location, fabulous baking and friendly, helpful staff. Stopped for a coffee just before their closing time but they were happy to serve us.
Written July 6, 2021
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Hannah B
3 contributions
A lovely working waterwheel and mill stone
May 2021 • Family
We visited the cornmill on a very drizzly day with a toddler and a baby after our trip on the nearby small gauge railway. The miller was very friendly and helped our toddler find all the bits on the kids activity sheet. She let our toddler open the water gate and start the mill which made her afternoon! The mill stone is still connected to the water wheel and so still works! This fascinated both kids for a good while. We also tried the dress up corner on the top floor of the mill. Very nice hour out of the rain, thoroughly recommend!
Written June 26, 2021
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Peter D
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Nice venue…shame about the ice cream!
May 2021 • Family
Lovely venue with friendly service. Had a nice coffee sitting outside. Food on the whole looked good.
The “gelato” however would have an Italian turning in his grave!
We subsequently found out it was vegan ice cream and it was truly awful. It was not advertised as such, Avoid the ice cream at all costs!!
Written June 1, 2021
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lindamick12
Pontefract, UK21 contributions
Overall good, but some disappointment
May 2021
A nice little day out. Alot closed due to pandemic. Nowhere to get a takeaway drink. Toilets open. Working flour mill, makes bread on certain days.
Written May 14, 2021
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Darren M
60 contributions
Great for the family
Oct 2020 • Family
This is a great place which was very good value for £4 entry. The girls were so kind and took time to explain how the mill works which the kids loved. We adults learned a lot too! Great job
Written October 26, 2020
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