What a pity English Heritage couldn't run this place. So much history,so many beautiful buildings and so well preserved. And what do we have in the main mill building? Joy of joys, a multi floor shopping and food outlet . If you were expecting a working mill, with people wearing authentic costumes to give you the feel of past times, dream on. Yes, the residential village, the church, and the exterior of the mills is really impressive, and yes you do get a tiny area with a short video of the history of the place, but what a shame someone has tried to make this a commercial venture when this is part of our history. And don't give me that this is the only way to keep the buildings maintained. Why do you think we have the National Trust ,
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