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Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill Bourne Road, Colchester CO2 8RT, England
+44 1206 549799
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Lovely little mill.

Run by the NT, well worth a visit if in the area. The mill, which is a grade 1 listed building... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alisdair t
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Workington, United Kingdom
Unusual historical building in New Town

I only live a five minute walk from the Mill and often take the children I care for there for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KimBarnetson
,
Colchester
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“nt property” (4 reviews)
“pond dipping” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bourne Mill Bourne Road, Colchester CO2 8RT, England
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+44 1206 549799
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by the NT, well worth a visit if in the area. The mill, which is a grade 1 listed building was built as a fishing lodge in 1591, then converted to a mill about 1640 and then converted to a corn mill in 1840,...More

4  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only live a five minute walk from the Mill and often take the children I care for there for the afternoon. The staff and volunteers are so helpful and delight in showing the children the workings of the mill. The grounds are fantastic, a...More

1  Thank KimBarnetson
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a national trust visit. The volunteers here are very friendly to The point of carrying our tray outside, telling us all about the place and even waving us off. It's a pretty setting with a Mill and as lake with a small tea...More

Thank LorrainenSteve
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely sitting outside the cafe in the sunshine watching the ducks and coots. Interesting mill with helpful staff. Parking next to the mill limited to a very few cars but plenty of space in the nearby road (we parked going up the hill).

1  Thank suemoret
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Bourne Mill is one of the smallest NT properties and well inside the boundaries of Colchester. It has been a Tudor Hunting Lodge and a mill. The main wheel still works though the rest of the equipment was removed and lost years ago. There is...More

1  Thank Watchman077
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Not far from the A12, so we decided to break our journey there. Such a lovely tranquil place. The old mill still has the wheel turning, but a lot of the mechanicals have long gone. Still, a good place to stop for an hour and...More

1  Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place peaceful and quite. The water makes it a magical feel. The lake has two beautiful Swans and a punk rocker duck. This particular duck is lonely and own his own! I love taking photos and watching the world go by. It's...More

1  Thank Jackson S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were in Colchester for the weekend and as NT members was looking for somewhere to go for a couple of hours. Not the easiest place to get to because of parking but once there was pleasantly surprised. The staff and volunteers were welcoming and...More

1  Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Finding ourselves in Colchester and in need of refreshment we made our way to this pretty little water mill, which is a National Trust property that started life as a hùnting lodge. The staff were lovely, cream tea delicious and the personal guIded tour given...More

1  Thank daisysdude
Reviewed 16 April 2017

When we arrived I thought we were only going to be there 5 minutes but decide as was only £3.75 an adult, £1.90 a child we'd stick with it & ended up being there for about an hour. The car park is very limited so...More

Thank Dan B
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