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Shirley Windmill

Postmill Close, Croydon CR0 5DY, England
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Very interesting visit

One of four surviving windmills in the Greater London area. The friends of Shirley windmill hold... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
LizinKL
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Kuala Lumpur
interesting visit and panoramic view at the top

Good for family visit during summer months with a guided tour and lecture about windmills in... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Charles C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Restored almost to working condition Windmill.Souvenirs and refreshments available. For Open Days and further information please see our website.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“open days” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Postmill Close, Croydon CR0 5DY, England
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

One of four surviving windmills in the Greater London area. The friends of Shirley windmill hold open days a few times a year and you can go inside the mill - well worth doing.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Good for family visit during summer months with a guided tour and lecture about windmills in general.

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The windmill is in fantastic condition and a little gem tucked into a residential close. Quite a feature for the residents. It wasn’t open to view inside when we visited but I have seen that on a previous visit and that is really worth seeing.

Thank peebles57
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. It is important to be proud of our heritage. Staff volunteers are friendly, and welcoming. Stairs are tight so if you have mobility issues perhaps avoid.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place at summer and the small cafe provides really nice cakes and tea. There is a guided tour of the windmill at certain times although you can go around independently.

Thank umeshlennard
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Tony S, General Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

As stated on the Website entry to the windmill is by way of guided tours ony, you can on other days walk around the outside of the mill. Many thanks four your 5* review

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Be very careful . Even though no yellow lines and free parking residents on that Street don't like people visiting the windmill and key your car's then post about it on Facebook saying they don't like visitors .cost me £350

Thank Lisa G
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Tony S, General Manager at Shirley Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Sorry to hear that you car was keyed for parking I assume in Post mill Close.However we do put notices up at the entrance to Post Mill Close saying "Residents Parking Only"

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Fascinating to see a windmill right in the middle of a residential area. Interesting mill, and good guidance from the volunteers.

Thank Mei R
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I decided to stop of during a cycle as it was on route. Lovely old windmill and there is parking spaces if you decide to drive . I don't know the history behind it though and you aren't able to go in side .

Thank MickyToughMudder
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A stunning structure which is very much worth a visit. One of the very last windmills of its type to be built in the country. Another perfect example of the diverse local beauty Croydon has to offer

Thank Croydon P
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It's a wonderful place to visit but only open during the spring season months & only 1 Sunday a month. The steps inside the windmill are quite steep/narrow but the view is really lovely the scenery from outside is great especially for taking pictures! The...More

Thank CALATALDD
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Nuchola
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Response from JaneE857 | Reviewed this property |
The Windmill is open on the first Sunday of every month through to October and on the London Open House weekend. I think it's open from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm and the tours go fairly regularly and last about an hour. If you... More
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