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A Fascinating Gem!

Staying briefly with relatives in the area, and being volunteers at other NT properties, we are... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
princesspentium
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Excellent tour and well restored by the National Trust

Drove past it by accident and stopped just in time to join the tour. It is largely 19c water mill... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
JohnofNewsham
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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17 Jun 2018
“A Fascinating Gem!”
6 Sep 2017
“Excellent tour and well restored by the National Trust”
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15th-century Mill Beside A Tranquil Mill Pool
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Congleton Road, Macclesfield SK10 4TW, England
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+44 1625 584412
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Staying briefly with relatives in the area, and being volunteers at other NT properties, we are always keen to visit the NT. My husband volunteers at Dunster working water mill in Somerset, so found discussing the workings of this old mill fascinating. The welcome we...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Drove past it by accident and stopped just in time to join the tour. It is largely 19c water mill with parts of an older building. The interesting feature is the two wheels, one after the other in the same building. There should be a...More

Thank JohnofNewsham
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Always wanted to visit this mill but it always seemed closed. This time it was open! What an amazing place. Much bigger than it looks. The guide was very good and well informed on the past of this restored mill. It still works and has...More

1  Thank CaronIan
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful restored mill that worths a visit!Make sure you check online for the tours and book in advance if you are interesred, because in the winter they seem to stop.Lovely little place in a stunning area of Manchester!

Thank grace_queen
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A National Trust property which is only open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, (in 2017). Parking is very limited and there's no Toilets or Food available; however the volunteers are very welcoming. Access to the mill is by guided tour only, which lasts about one...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have lived near this mill for years and were excited to see it had now been restored and opened for tours. Not open all the time - check on National Trust site. Tour is very informative and you can see mill working. Lovely little...More

Thank CrazeeChik67
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Wasn't too sure about this one, but what an interesting hour this turned out to be. Are shown around in a formal tour, but without this it would not have meant anything like it did. Was great to see the workings and understand the history,...More

Thank EricW121
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was passing by and almost did not stop. After all, just another flour mill? Actually it is brilliant and the volunteers doing the guided tour demonstrate everything working and make it really interesting. Well done and thank you.I learned and saw so much. Do...More

Thank StaresDevon
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Going back to the days before the industrial revolution the old water mill of a technology that came from Roman times, using wooden wheels and cogs, stone grinding wheels and water power. When the mill is working you can feels the power vibrating through the...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Interesting example of industrial archeology. The guides are very knowledgable, I happen to know quite a bit about the history of milling and I was impressed by the way the information was presented by them. A bit of a poor relation in National Trust terms...More

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