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

Enjoyed our visit to this National Trust mill over the River Itchen in Winchester. Lovely walks nearby through the meadows to the Cathedral. Mill was working when we visited... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to this National Trust mill over the River Itchen in Winchester. Lovely walks nearby through the meadows to the Cathedral. Mill was working when we visited and was great to see the machinery in action with knowledgeable staff at hand to explain things. There was also an exhibit of different apple varieties. There is a gift shop... More 

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the water mill whilst in Winchester. Very informative as to milling and how the mill worked. Quite exciting seeing the water rush through the mill race and see the wheel turning.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small working water mill just minutes from the city centre. An interesting video of the history of the mill which shouldn't be missed. We were able to see milling in progress and view all parts of the mill, which has a pleasant little garden by the stream. You can also buy the flour and get recipes to give you... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best mill (pic) I have visited with regard to explanations about the complete milling process. There is an excellent educational video running, hands on exhibits (pic) and a well constructed model (wooden variety!). Descend the short metal flight of steps to see the waterwheel splashing and clanking in its full glory on a milling day (pic). The... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a National Trust property in the centre of Winchester featuring a working water mill, sometimes grinding flour which can be purchased. Enthusiastic staff.

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

Lovely old mill, very quaint. Maybe not suited to younger children as there wouldn't be anything here to keep them interested. Very small and therefore visit was over quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The old mill in Winchester dates back to a good age of about the 1700s and before;the River Itchen passes through and turns the mill wheels and cogs to grind flour....it's lovely peaceful place to visit and is quite relaxing;very interesting indeed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

this is a very interesting place with very knowledeable staff. ..a good little video is shown too which is very helpful.also has a good little shop

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wanted to show our nephew something different in the city and found the Mill which we had walked past so many times! Its great to go in and actually able to buy the flour ground right there along with bread baked locally that also uses it. there is the usual National Trust type merchandise but the mill itself is good... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Near to centre so not far to walk if using public transport, otherwise you might have to find car park which can get busy.very interesting site owned by and run by N.T. Good idea to check on web site before going as some days they are not open. Good helpful staff and area to sit right by the river .

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