Winchester City Mill

Mill in Winchester

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Winchester City Mill, under the care of the National Trust, stands as a remarkable example of a functioning urban corn mill. Harnessing the power of the fast-flowing River Itchen, this water mill was reconstructed in 1743 upon the site of its medieval predecessor and remained operational until the early 20th century.

Since its full restoration and recommencement of flour grinding activities in 2004, this exceptional attraction has provided visitors with a host of engaging experiences and enjoyable pursuits. Notably, guests have the unique opportunity to witness one of the few urban otter populations in Britain, as well as encounter a diverse array of wildlife.

The mill offers a range of captivating features, including demonstrations of flour milling and baking. Children can delight in the chance to bake their very own delectable treats, while educational workshops and enlightening lectures are also available. Furthermore, the site regularly screens informative videos related to its history and operation, enriching the visitor experience.

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Visiting Winchester City Mill


Wed-Sun10:00 – 17:00

Address: National Trust - Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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