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Union Mill
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Cranbrook
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Owner description: Union Mill is a Grade I listed smock mill in Cranbrook, Kent, England which has been restored to working order. It is the tallest smock mill in the UK. Standing at the highest point overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook and maintained in working order, this Grade 1 Listed Building is the tallest surviving "smock mill" in the British Isles. Managed by Volunteers of the Cranbrook Windmill Association, the windmill is open at regular times from the end of March to the end of September each year. Educational and other Group Visits are welcome throughout the year. Whenever there is sufficient wind, wheat is ground and, subject to availability, the Stoneground Wholemeal Flour can be purchased from the mill shop on open days.
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely visit to Cranbrook windmill. All of us learned a lot. The volunteers were brilliant and told us how everything worked and answered some really obscure questions. There is a working model inside of how the mill works and info on other windmills and their history. We went out on the balcony. We all got to grind corn into flour and bring it home! The steps inside the mill are a bit tricky carrying a baby but we managed and all of us reached to top of the mill. The children were given certificates for reaching the top. We ended our visit with a visit to the mills tiny shop which was very reasonably priced. The children bought pens, pencils and rubbers, the little one a windmill (like the ones you get at the seaside. Mum bought a bag of Cranbrook Mill flour. We all left very happy. Also amazingly the mill do not charge an entrance fee but they do accept donations.
It was a fantastic little trip out!

Thank Ru E
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is well worth a visit, but take care to make sure it's open when you want to go. It is staffed by volunteers, I think, all of whom were very helpful local people. The workings are fascinating and the guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You can even buy local flour, ground in the mill itself!

Thank docpeterf
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Being there today and the staff are amazing, they explain everything in so much details that you will understand exactly how a wind mill works. The view is amazing as well. Good experience.

Thank Mauricio B
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very well preserved working mills. Full of little intriguing technologies in its designs. very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers to take you through its various mechanisms.

also good view from the mills.

Thank Mattsz
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were recommended by a friend to visit the Union Mill. So we did and were very impressed. This mill can be fully accessed up to the top. Beside the mill itself we were very much impressed by the people who were there on each floor and explained all the details. For kids this was also very interesting, they could produce their own flour. Real learning by doing!
This is really a place you should visit if you are in the area. You will learn a lot about the way, how flour has been produced in the past and how people had smart ideas to make the work easier.

Thank theswabe
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