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Really interesting visit to a well looked-after historical treasure

Well worth a visit on one of their monthly open days. Free guided tour (no individual entry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
magnolia64
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Greater London
Well restored and preserved

Part of Croydon's heritage, the windmill is over 100 years old and is maintained by volunteers... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2019
aesmith1312
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Strange to find a windmill in the middle of a housing estate, but even stranger I first got to know Shirley Windmill as part of my grammar school! Getting a chance to revisit and see how well it has been maintained is excellent.
Not open every week-end, but worth keeping an eye out for open days. Plenty to interest the kids as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to pass a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. The Friends of Shirley Windmill were very welcoming on this September open day. The guide, Jake, was brilliant - friendly and very knowledgeable and patient with the many questions asked of him and great with the children in the group. We had a nice cup of tea and tasty cake afterwards as well. Views from the top of this majestically piece of local history were amazing on a nice sunny day. But the history of this place speaks for itself too. Very enjoyable day hosted by dedicated volunteers. Thank you!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laceyfields
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Tony S, Public Relations Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words nice too know our efforts in bringing the Windmill to a larger audience are appreciated.

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a great windmill to visit on open days as the volunteers are so knowledgeable and engaging. Beautiful views and so well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KarenLcroy
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

I have been to many exotic places, and seen many of the Wonders of the World, but nothing - repeat NOTHING - tops my trip to the Croydon Windmill.

I was only sorry the Earl of Croydon was not there at the time of my visit.

What a brilliant day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AGW500
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Tony S, Public Relations Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Many thanks for your brilliant review

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

So good to learn more about the history of our area from a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Lots of steps to climb so not the best for the very young or very old!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ruthj196
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