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“4th visite”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Union Mill

Union Mill
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Cranbrook
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Owner description: Union Mill is a Grade I listed smock mill in Cranbrook, Kent, England which has been restored to working order. It is the tallest smock mill in the UK. Standing at the highest point overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook and maintained in working order, this Grade 1 Listed Building is the tallest surviving "smock mill" in the British Isles. Managed by Volunteers of the Cranbrook Windmill Association, the windmill is open at regular times from the end of March to the end of September each year. Educational and other Group Visits are welcome throughout the year. Whenever there is sufficient wind, wheat is ground and, subject to availability, the Stoneground Wholemeal Flour can be purchased from the mill shop on open days.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“4th visite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

My children love the interactive displays and grinding their own wheat. the volenteers are helpful and knolageable.
steep stairs would be a problem for the mobility impared but worth a look from the outside.
Check opening times and go. All they ask is for a donation which is not fixed so please do donate and buy some windmill groung flour.

Visited August 2013
Thank bobncbob
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English first
Sissinghurst, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Hands on Mill with fun things for the kids that really bring it all life. Volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the view from the top is amazing. I love that they sell their own milled flour and recipe book. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank nickythomas-davies
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Lovely mill with guides that never tire of passing on their passion, enthusiasm and knowledge.
Staffed solely by volunteers so you need to check opening times carefully before visiting. No tickets you give a voluntary contribution for the upkeep.
Children particularly loved it and all seemed to leave with a small bag of flour they had produced themselves.
Wear suitable footwear for steep ladders between floors and definitely trousers - not a skirt.
Look carefully for parking.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank dillon2158
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“History and Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Passionate volunteers who love to show off their Windmill. Don't wear a skirt to go up and down the ladders between each floor.

Visited August 2013
Thank Lucy W
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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Spectacular site, perhaps should be open more often?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

A massive windmill and virtually in the town centre. Days of opening are set, so when we were there it was closed. No worries about that but it's worthwhile checking opening times for those who want to get a look on the inside.

Visited July 2013
Thank Jeremy314
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