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Heckington Windmill

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What a great find, we stopped first at the cafe as arrived at ,1.45pm great toasted sandwiches made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clarel310
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Excellent for a few hours out. Enjoying the climb up the mill with a guide who gives information... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AngelaTim155
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The only working 8 sailed windmill of its type in the world. Explore all 5 floors of this unique windmill, take a guided tour (subject to volunteer availability) and learn about milling and the stories that lie behind our mill's 189 year history...more
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Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
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All reviews tea room micro brewery on site next door well worth a visit the upper floors bread sandwiches mouse hunt railway museum worth the climb take away small charge small bar run by volunteers steep stairs lovely place
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great find, we stopped first at the cafe as arrived at ,1.45pm great toasted sandwiches made with bread made with the flour milled in the mill.The place is manned mainly by volunteers, and a huge well done for their free hard work and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent for a few hours out. Enjoying the climb up the mill with a guide who gives information. Visitors section and shop. Lovely light food and sampling the local beer. Has special events throughout the year.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have never been inside a working windmill, this is your chance. In addition to the mill, there is the Millers house, also the tearoom, with some rooms decorated in 1930s furniture. If you are of a certain age this will remind you of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mahala1959
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The mill volunteer team are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable visit today,interesting place and some very nice nice people. Recommend the Porter fruit cake with butter and cheese.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tim B
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the windmill. You can buy the Porter recipe and flour from the mill shop.... as well as the award winning Porter Beer from the brewery.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Heckington 8 sail mill for the first time this weekend. I went along with my children aged 5 & 10. We really felt welcomed by the staff. The visitor centre is modern and clean with toilet facilities including baby change. The children were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z3766JRjennifera
PJR133, Tripadvisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The mill team are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. It sounds as though you had a good go at many of the activities we have for youngsters - including counting those pesky mice! I'll pass on your kind comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely welcome from the staff on duty. A lady called Penny gave us a guided tour of the Windmill and she was very interesting and informative. Admission is very reasonable - £5 for an adult ticket and £3 for under 18s. Very much worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Philmex1
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. I will pass on your comments to Penny and the volunteer team. It looks from your photographs as though you visited the mill on a sunny February day. The mill has really stood out recently against wonderful Lincolnshire skies. We...More

Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

It is an amazing place to visit I see it everyday you should go because it’s a unique place to visit and enjoyMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank winter h
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

It looks like you have a great view of the mill from your window and you're absolutely right - the mill is a great place to visit. The volunteer team often meet people who live locally but haven't visited the windmill before. It's good to...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Since its refurbishment prices have increased but the facilities are excellent. Although the mill is not fully working at the moment when it is it is the only working 8 sail windmill in Western Europe. The view from the top is fantastic but to get...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank judithmprice
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for your review Judith. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the views from the windmill. During the years of our regeneration project prices remained unchanged because of the restrictions to the mill site and limited facilities. As you say, prices did...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

We had a fantastic time visiting here. All of the staff were so friendly, especially Silky who took us for a tour around the windmill. He was so knowledgeable and really included the children. It was fascinating. They also had 'count the spiders' as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah B
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thank you Sarah for coming to our special "spooky" weekend last October. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Heckington Mill. If you do return I am sure your children will enjoy hunting for mice around the windmill and getting their special mouse catcher award...More

Reviewed 11 January 2019

What a lovely experience to visit a windmill and surrounding buildings that have so lovingly been refurbished, but keeping the feeling of the age and era, especially the keepers cottage where you can enjoy high tea in his parlour, you can also partake in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda M
PJR133, Trip Advisor Response Team at Heckington Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thank you Linda for your super review. Lots of thought went into the regeneration project and "yes" we wanted to capture exactly what your review says - great visitor facilities whilst at the same time keeping the mill's historical context. The volunteer team are pleased...More

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Robert G
17 October 2015|
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Response from gasman166 |
the mill is open every saturday and sunday throughout the year and every day during the summer school holidaysd
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Robert G
17 October 2015|
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Response from Finn H | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we are open every Sunday all year round. At this time of year we open from 12 to 4pm on Sundays. Please see our website for full details of events, ticket prices and the hours of other places on site such as the brewery... More
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