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National Trust – Winchester City Mill

Address: Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH
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Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester, the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex, since at least Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK.

A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, the City Mill was rebuilt in 1744. Having entered the care of the National Trust in the late 1920’s, the City Mill was restored back to full working order in 2004.

Inside, you’ll discover more about the mill’s long and fascinating history. See the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stoneground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations (subject to availability)

Discover how our freshly milled stoneground flour is combined with local seasonal ingredients to produce delicious treats in our onsite cafe.

The City Mill is home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout and water voles, which can be spotted from our tranquil island garden. Watch our city otters’ adventures from regularly updated archive footage and view the live feed from our cameras along the river.

The City Mill is also the official gateway to the South Downs National Park, providing a wide selection of information for those wishing to explore local walks and the attractions found within the South Downs, including the many historic National Trust properties.

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Unfortunately we do not have on-site parking.

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Open to visitors Wednesday – Sunday 10am-4pm.

For more information on what’s on please visit our website.

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Assistance dogs only

Hearing loop

Entrance to the mill is via a low-gradient ramp up from the front courtyard

Stairs with handrail to the entrance of the Mill space, down to the millrace and out to the garden

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