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Address: Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1962 870057

Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon...

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 fascinating history as well as see the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stone-ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras.

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Wonderful old, working Water Mill

This is a wonderful piece of history and the fact that it has been restored to working order is fantastic. It is amazing to see the water rushing through, the wheel turning and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Enford, United Kingdom
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Enford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful piece of history and the fact that it has been restored to working order is fantastic. It is amazing to see the water rushing through, the wheel turning and the flour pouring out. The only downside is that this all only takes about 20mins to look at, and that is it. Upstairs there is a large,... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The NT are struggling at the moment to raise funds to restore the damage done to the mill room caused by flooding in recent years. I do hope they will ask for Lottery funding as I am sure they will secure some.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived just as the mill was starting up and it was great to be able to see the workings of this beautiful machine. Being able to go down to view the mill race is particularly exciting and the exhibits, interactive features and explanatory film are all genuinely interesting. We came away with some bags of flour and a real... More 

Thank Mary N
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the City Mill for the first time today, having talked about it for years! It's very small and doesn't take long to look round. It was a milling day and we could see how everything worked; there are people there who can answer questions, and an informative video on a loop at the end of... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although quite small in size, the mill is very beautiful and spacious. Entrance fee is only small, and free for national trust members. To walk around, it takes no longer than an hour, but is very fascinating to see the working mill. Upon entry, there are plenty of activities for kids, a video, and lots of factual signs. There is... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice little place to pop in to if in Winchester. It isn't huge and there isn't a lot to see/do, so you only need an hour or less. The children really enjoyed milling their own flour and trying some of the tools. Staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Cait A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing mill! We have been lucky and during our visit it was functioning and producing flour! Definitely a nice experience to understand how it works, good for children but for adults as well.

Thank Marco N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little attraction for all the family that is informative and offers an interesting insight into the art of flour production.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a working Mill where one can see the milling in progress and by the local flour in the shop. Spectacular view of the Water Mill that powers it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had an interesting overview of the mills history, We were lucky enough to visit when the mill was working, as this is actually still a working mill selling their own produce, They also have an 'otter cam' in place as there are local otters who use the area along the river below the mill close to the water wheel.

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