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Thwaite Mills

Thwaite Lane | Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP, England
+44 113 249 6453
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Great family visit to Thwaite Mills

Just on the outskirts of Leeds this is a hidden gem... A fully working industrial mill that used to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
spencerhudson
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harrogate
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Fantastic place well worth a visit

We visited this on our last day in Leeds and caught the bus which drops you at the end of the lane... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thesavillefamily
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Thwaite Lane | Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP, England
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"water wheel"
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"royal armouries"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just on the outskirts of Leeds this is a hidden gem... A fully working industrial mill that used to produce putty (ground chalk and linseed oil). The waterwheel driving all the machinery with belts and beams transfering the power. Walking around you can feel the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this on our last day in Leeds and caught the bus which drops you at the end of the lane and a short walk takes you you the Mill . Entrance fee is not much and it was lovely place to walk round...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this mill by accident while out for a stroll along the canal in Leeds on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Very interesting to explore the mill and see the water wheel(s) turning. Only negative is that much of the outdoor area was closed due...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I arrive at the Watermill after walking from the Royal Armouries - an interesting but long walk, I discover! There is a good sized car park, and the mill can also be accessed by bus. The Watermill is a fascinating place to explore. Dating from...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Surprice me when I went there. Two years I try to go there but not up to it cos feel you be in touring group. This year I look around. And place interested me more than museum in Armley. Alot of interest stuffs in the...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

A great place to learn some of Leeds industrial history. Great working watermill which takes you back in time. Such an interesting place which our five year old loved!...the lure of a fairy garden in the spring means we will be back. Definitely recommend a...More

1  Thank Pixie_Leeds
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I had some time to kill In the area, so called in. Turned out I was lucky to find it open on a weekday (school half term) as it usually only opens at weekends. Staff apologised that only ONE of the water wheels was working!...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

A hidden gem. Easily reached by public transport or car (plenty of free spaces) or bike of foot along canal towpath. Combines industrial buildings (chalk crushing mills using water wheels), canal infrastructure, with a domestic house, WWII garden (Dig for Victory campaign) and woodland /...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a fascinating museum only 3 miles from the city centre in a quiet oasis by the River Aire. It has everything for the family. The museum tells the story of the mill complete with working water wheels there is also the mill owners...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Easy free parking close to the big old water mill. Loads of space and helpful staff to explain how to walk round and see the mill and grounds. Not a corn mill but a mill for crushing chalk to make white powder and putty.

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Response from Pixie_Leeds | Reviewed this property |
There is a small area to get tea and coffee in the reception but no hot foods.
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pauline b
20 August 2017|
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Response from Anne-Louise Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's dog friendly, but I think it needs to be on a lead.
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