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Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

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Address: Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4NU, England
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+44 1462 734541

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Stotfold Water Mill is an actual working Mill!! There are not many actual working Mills operating now and it was a joy to visit this one! The Mill is fed and powered from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stotfold Water Mill is an actual working Mill!! There are not many actual working Mills operating now and it was a joy to visit this one! The Mill is fed and powered from the River Ivel with the largest waterwheel in the country. The volunteers who look after visitors are extremely welcoming and friendly and all members of the family,... More 

1 Thank Christina S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon in a beautiful setting - visited the working water mill, enjoyed tea and cake in the tea room and then strolled around the nature reserve next door. Gorgeous.

Thank Shellington1
Stotfold, England
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this beautiful restored watermill and nature reserve on our doorstep just oozing with history. Can't recommend visiting it highly enough! Great tearoom and shop and free entry! Check website for opening times, although the nature reserve is open all year.

Thank spammy1
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Mill itself is only open on a few days each year, but the attraction is free, as is the Local Nature Trail next door. We visited in February and the mill wasn't open, but we did take the opportunity to explore the nature trail, which was very enjoyable, despite the relatively cold weather. We'll go back again on one... More 

1 Thank Geoff L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went as a Family, with the Grandkids, to the special Steam & Country Fair. Excellent day out! Real horses ploughing! Dog shows, antique Lorries & cars. Beer tents, coffee shops, food etc. Can thoroughly recommend this great day out! You need a full day too!!

1 Thank irenerainbow99
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed a piece of history and brilliant products (flour and oats) cafe seemed a little overpriced however would.definitely go again really liked being able to do own flour. grinding lady in shop was really nice

1 Thank Jay S
Stotfold, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stotfold Watermill was burnt to the ground in 1992. A group of local people got together and restored the Mill, which opened in 2006, using water power to stone grind corn the traditional way. Most of the restoration work was done by volunteers and the Mill is run entirely by volunteers. Check the website for details of when the Mill... More 

1 Thank StotfoldLarry
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stotfold Watermill has been completely renovated and makes for a very interesting tour around. On certain days it is operational and grinds its own flour. The waterwheel is the widest corn-mill waterwheel in the UK. The The volunteers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and there is a cafe selling delicious home-made cakes. There is also work from local artists on... More 

1 Thank Lorraine M
Stotfold, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stotfold has a fully restored and working water mill that produces flour that you can buy. Next to it is a nature reserve what you can walk around and see lots of different birds

1 Thank Graeme A
Fredericksburg, Texas
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took a bus to the historic mill, where we had a wonderful tour of the beautiful historic mill, the volunteers were great. Enjoyed a lovely tea & pastries in their tea shop. Beautiful grounds, its great to see it restored.

1 Thank Myriam M

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