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Winchester City Mill

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Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
+44 1962 870057
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A little gem in the centre of the city

A charming, working watermill in the middle of the city. Very good for an hour's visit to see and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jon G
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Ancient mill in the heart of Winchester

The mill is powered by the small river running through Winchester. It's in the process of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen C
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ, England
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+44 1962 870057
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Reviewed yesterday

A charming, working watermill in the middle of the city. Very good for an hour's visit to see and learn how a water mill is used to grind grain for flour. Otters occasionally visit the mill and if their visit does not coincide with yours,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mill is powered by the small river running through Winchester. It's in the process of restoration, but has working parts, and you can see all the wheels and how the process works. There is a lovely garden as well. Lots of videos of the...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As adults, this is a quick visit - especially since they're renovating half the mill so it's not available to see. Most interesting is the actual water works. Also a pleasant little area behind the mill to sit right over the water. Not worth it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small Mill - very interesting picturesque gardens Loved watching the wagtails collecting the flies volunteers informative Worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undergoing some renovation but very interesting, set in lovely gardens. You can only marvel at the engineering that went into harnessing the dramatic power.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't take long to do this attraction but still worth doing. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and we found it very informative.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than the gushing water turning the cogs there isn’t much to see. We were in and out within minutes. Winchester is lovely though.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although undergoing restoration work (which can be seen through a window) we managed to spend an hour looking round this small gem. You can see the waterwheel and water course so we were able to see how the mill worked. There is a lovely little...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fully restored working watermill that has stood at the heart of Winchester for over 1000 years. On leaving the ticket desk you enter a large room with a full scale model of a working mill. This display is good but only takes a few...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

As always with the National Trust, this was a pretty dumbed down presentation of one of the oldest working water mills in the country. The NT seemed more interested in filming otters than revealing the history of the mill - a small ?21" TV on...More

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Louise D
22 May 2017|
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Hi Louise, Winchester City Mill is suitable for all ages with interactive hands-on activities as well as themed trails. We also provide milling demonstrations from 11am-4pm every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. There is no... More
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beanie554
14 March 2017|
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Hello beanie554, Yes the otters are regular visitors to the Mill. Our otter cams pick up footage of their activity most days. You can follow their activity and see all updates on our twitter page, please visit our website... More
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kiddy24
26 May 2016|
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Entry to Winchester City Mill is free to National Trust members. Admission for non members is - Adults £4.00, Children £2.00, Family £10.00 (these prices are without gift aid).
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