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Houghton Mill (National Trust)

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Address: Houghton, Huntingdon PE17 2AZ, England
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After walk with the kids & dogs

Lovely walking area in summer sun, the Mill has a lovely walk through and opens up to open fields along the river. One side of the mill is ideal for swimming and paddling with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bad Lippspringe, Germany
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Bad Lippspringe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walking area in summer sun, the Mill has a lovely walk through and opens up to open fields along the river. One side of the mill is ideal for swimming and paddling with small kids. Highly recommend for a visit and has a lovely cafe on site by the river, parking was really cheap for parking on site.

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

Great setting. Food is excellent and a good range of beers too. I've been there several times and enjoyed them all.

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Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Lovely walks along the river and good picnic areas, with pleasant cafe. The Mill has exhibitions on different floors as well as allowing you to see the workings which are still operational. Helpful guides.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Interesting place. Loved the flour I took home. Well worth a visit. Nice walk down by the river afterwards.

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

what a nice surprise after a long walk. Nice place to have tea inside or outside. Bathrooms clean and available. Good choice for light lunch

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visited on a beautiful sunny day. Parking is free for National Trust Members but reasonable if you're not. The Mill only works at the weekend so unfortunately wasn't working when we visited but the staff were really knowledgeable and very friendly so it made for an interesting visit. There is a nice picnic area and a tea room with toilets.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful restored flour mill which mills every weekend creating lovely wholemeal flour which can be bought in the shop. Lots of activities for young and old in a very picturesque setting. Lovely tea room in the grounds and another in the village. Fabulous walks, 2 local pubs and an art gallery all within the village.

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Thank Suemountain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The mill itself is interesting as it shows lots of little interactive mock ups of the mechanisms in the mill. The surrounding space is nice for a leisurely walk along the river.

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Amman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The mill at Houghton (apparently pronounced Hooton) was once used as a Youth Hostel and there is an interesting exhibition room upstairs with artefacts from YHA days. The mill itself is a fascinating water powered machine in a very good state of preservation and the staff can explain all the workings of the wheels and stones. It still produces flour... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely old mill which can be seen milling flour on certain days and mill flour for sale. There is a tea room which uses the mill flour, producing cakes and scones. Set in a beautiful village with nice walks around. Alongside is a national trust caravan site.

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