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Holgate Windmill

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Windmill Rise | Holgate, York YO26 4TX, England
+44 1904 799295
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Holgate windmill is a must visit to see a little bit of history. A working windmill less than a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom

Fantastic working windmill on several levels reaced by steep steps gut with metal handrails making... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Windmill Rise | Holgate, York YO26 4TX, England
+44 1904 799295
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Holgate windmill is a must visit to see a little bit of history. A working windmill less than a mile from the centre of York it still mills small quantities of flour using original mill stones. The stone ground flour is for sale on site....More

Thank vonBee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic working windmill on several levels reaced by steep steps gut with metal handrails making it an easy climb knowledgable guides it is easily reached from centre of York by the No. 1 bus

Thank rharben
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to York when we noticed the turning sails of this lovely mill. It is a fully restored tower mill, manned by enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers, who are able to answer many questions concerning the art of milling. It is possible to...More

Thank aissiegirl
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Came here again with guests for the Easter egg hunt, which the kids loved. The windmill is really special, given it is effectively in the city and is in working condition. You get to learn a fair bit about the history and...More

Thank AlexHalls
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Who would have thought there would be a windmill in the middle of a housing estate on the outskirts of York? Well we didn't, and so glad we popped up to have a look. Unfortunately for us entry to the upper floors was closed due...More

1  Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Holgate Windmill is an interesting and very unusual place to visit as it is situated on a roundabout right in the middle of a housing estate. It is York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest five-sailed windmill in the country. It is still a working...More

11  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We live a short walk away from Holgate Windmill and have visited on numerous occasions. It's off the beaten track so many visitors to York may not know that it's here. It's interesting and is in full working order and you can buy flour from...More

1  Thank MsEmmerson
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the achievement of a group of volunteers who have brought this mill back to life. You can see it working on open days, especially if there is wind, and you can cling up to the top floor on steep ladders and see the...More

1  Thank Edward R
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Holgate Windmill is not open all the time so check their website for open days and times before visiting. It is a working windmill and is run by friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Situated on a roundabout in a housing estate with plenty of free...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Grandparents lived just down the road from the windmill so knew if in its former derelict state from mid 1950s. What a wonderful renovation. The sails were turning when we visited!! Staff were very enthusiastic and so knowledgeable. Small entrance fee but well worth the...More

Thank ericanisbet
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17 February 2017|
Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly certain It's open every day. There is an entrance fee but can't remember how much. Sorry.