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Working watermill in the heart of Winchester

The City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen, which can be seen passing under the mill, thrilling our visitors.

Rebuilt in 1743 on a medieval mill site, it remained in use until the early 20th century. The National Trust recently undertook an ambitious restoration project, and the mill resumed grinding flour in March 2004.

With hands-on activities for families and audio-visual displays about milling and the rich wildlife in the area, the City Mill is a lively and informative place for all ages to enjoy.

Get a taste of the mill

This video gives you a taste of what your visit to the mill could be like.

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Plan your South Downs adventure

Enjoy the South Downs National Park with the National Trust © South Downs National Park

Enjoy the South Downs National Park with the National Trust

Visitors to Winchester City Mill can now discover the delights of walking, cycling and days out in the South Downs National Park. A permanent exhibition celebrates the Mill’s exciting new role as the gateway to England’s youngest National Park, which lies just a short cycle ride or walk away

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