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“Small attraction but well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Belper
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our 18th Century Windmill is the only surviving Six Sailed Stone Built Windmill in the Country! We give visitors an insight into the life of a miller back in the day and how the windmill works. The restored windmill is working again and produces flour that can be bought in the shop on site! We look forward to welcoming you to the windmill soon, and we'd like to take the time to thank you for visiting our TripAdvisor Page
Derby
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Small attraction but well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Superb little working windmill.

Very inexpensive attraction and run by volunteers.

It's not everyone's cup of tea but it's very interesting for the majority.

Beautiful setting and really friendly staff.

Visited June 2013
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Belper, Derbyshire
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203 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“It's a good visit, the volunteers are great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This mill is only a mile from home and I visited for the second time yesterday. The Mill itself is a six sail working windmill which is quite unusual. The millers dress in authentic clothes and the guides take you through the process of milling flour by walking through the inside of the mill. It is not accessible to disabled people. The steps are steep but worth the effort. The talk was very interesting and you get the feel of what it would have been like in the early days of the Mill. The windmill is visible for miles but, unless you are aware of it, would not be on the usual tourist agenda. The shop on site sells flour milled on the premises. Worth the visit and highly recommended

Visited July 2013
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A real life working windmill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is a nice old stone windmill set in pretty countryside where they still grind wheat into flour using stone wheels and wind power just as they did in days gone by. You can even buy a bag of proper old fashioned flour at reasonable prices.

The guided tour provides lots of access and interesting facts about the history of the building and milling process at a very fair price.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area and have an interest.

Visited July 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

First of all there's the location; set up on a hill with lovely views. We were there on a scorching day and had a nice picnic at one of the sets of picnic tables overlooking the vista. There's plenty of good free parking too.
Then there's the mill - a working mill producing flour they sell in the small shop - restored to excellent condition.
Mainly though there's the volunteers who for £3.50 will give you an hour-long tour around the mill (two stiff flights of stairs). They have a great knowledge of the place and talked with enthusiasm and humour.
Heage Windmill is well worth a visit. It's not the biggest attraction in the world, but will occupy a couple of hours.

Visited July 2013
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Derby
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“The real thing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Its a real mill that is on show guided by real enthusiasts and they have other events like austin car rallies which are really good. lovely views where you can have picnics. We really enjoyed our visit

Visited February 2013
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