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“Great national trust property.”

Winchester City Mill
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Winchester
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Owner description: Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon times; now fully restored by the National Trust, the City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. Inside visitors can discover more about the mill’s long and fascinating history as well as see the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stone-ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras.
Aspley Guise
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“Great national trust property.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Well cared for mill with enthusiastic staff. Lovely to see the web cam of the Otters and find out about the history of the mill.

Visited May 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“fun and educational”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

On my first visit to Winchester I was too late, this time we went there first thing after arrival.
I did not expected to see and learn so much :) We got lovely introduction about the mill and making flour from lovely young man. Watch little movies about family of otters visiting the mill, video about the history of the mill. The most exciting thing was that it was working and we could see how the flour is made. The whole mill was making noises and shaking a bit and it was wonderful. Loved the garden and old milling stones as decoration and a little story of the hogshead. We also got some flour and I will be making bread with it.
It was just great experience.

Visited May 2014
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

this was well laid out with a film and videos of the otters. Lots and lots of useful information. We loved the garden. Best of all was getting near the water wheel very exciting. We were a little disappointed we were not able to purchase a small bag of flour.

Visited May 2014
Thank janellis
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Relations M, Manager at Winchester City Mill, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Many thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know that having finished making repairs to the mill machinery following the recent flood damage we are once again busy producing flour. Our stone-ground wholemeal flour is available in 1.5kg and 5kg bags.
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“fun easter sunday egg hunt”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

we had a really fun time with the egg hunt the boys really enjoyed and wont stop talking about it. well worth a visit when in winchester the flour we got was really nice too.

Visited April 2014
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Historic water mill”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

An interesting place to visit if you have a spare hour. Plenty of guides on hand to explain the process of flour milling and an attractive, small garden behind the mill accessed by some steep steps. Not really a place to visit if you are not able to climb stairs/steps easily, as to see the waterwheel in action, you have to go down some stairs, underneath the main level.

A few activities laid on for young children to do and a short film describing the history of the mill for older visitors to watch.

Didn't look around the gift shop, but it appeared to be well stocked with the usual NT stuff and possibly items relating more to the Mill.

Visited April 2014
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