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Heckington Windmill

Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
+44 1529 461919
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Such a magnificent sight. This windmill was rebuit in the 1890s by John Pocklington, who, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug472
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
18 years in the making

Passed this unique 8 sailed windmill windmill for the last 18 years on our way to Great Yarmouth.we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith H
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One of only two working 8 sailed windmills in the world, we are now regularly milling again with grain sourced exclusively from within 5 miles of the mill itself. Ample on-site parking and toilets, guided tours available, and audio tours will soon also be available for those who visit when there are no millers on duty. There is a mouse hunt for the children, and all five floors are open to be explored. As we are going through a transition phase after our successful lottery fund application, the other buildings around the site are currently undergoing some development. Visitors who have been before please bear in mind that the professional caterers who used to run the tearooms as a separate business have now left, but to ensure visitors can still enjoy refreshment facilities our volunteers are working hard to provide basic hot & cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches etc. Opening hours: 7 days a week from 12 to 5 during school summer holidays Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 the rest of the year except half term weeks, when we are also open Thursday and Friday, 12 to 5. Admission: Adults £3 Children 5-16 £1.50 Under 5's free Guided tour inclusive, subject to volunteer availability. Please check website for up-to-date news, events, and notices.
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“tea room” (16 reviews)
“micro brewery” (12 reviews)
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Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
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+44 1529 461919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a magnificent sight. This windmill was rebuit in the 1890s by John Pocklington, who, with his family, lived on site for more than a hundred years. An excellent place to visit, but not really suitable for children, particularly very young ones.

Thank Doug472
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this unique 8 sailed windmill windmill for the last 18 years on our way to Great Yarmouth.we were staying at Woodhall Spa & decided it was time a visit was due.Easy to find following the brown signs. It is literally at the side of...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited having seen a leaflet in Sleaford. However even though it was 1pm in the day on a brilliantly sunny Wednesday in June the attraction was not open and nor was the cafe we had hoped to have a cup of tea! The building looked...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived nearby for about 3 years it’s with regret I had never stopped off here in my passings until recently. My wife and I found ourselves with an impromptu afternoon so called in. What a place! The tea room was absolutely lovely. The working...More

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

A lot has happened since my last visit, the cafe is now open, there is better parking and facilities are generally much improved. A rare chance to see and experience a working 8 sailed windmill, I stopped by on an afternoon ride out on my...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I believe this is the only 8 sale working windmill in Europe (perhaps the world!) There are interesting facts and history in the small public area along with well known sayings shown on the walls, such as ‘grist to the mill’, ‘getting in a flap’...More

Thank Artylass
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

After entering a visitor centre there is a museum all about milling and once inside the windmill a Guide comes to explain the operation of this working 8 sail windmill. The guide was a young guy who very knowledgeable and we spent an hour climbing...More

Thank paulbond2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We visited on a weekday, so no entry, to make matters worse they were building a new parking lot and renovating the cafe. It's still a wonderfull windmill with it's 8 sails. Let me tell you about the brewery next door, great host and wonderfull...More

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Looking for a way of filling in a sunny Sunday afternoon, we found Heckington Windmill on Tripadvisor. The reviews since it's recent restoration are all excellent and I'd not argue with that. On arrival, there is a large car park behind the mill and you...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

An interesting tour with our excellent tour guide, Joe. Good to see a young person so informed and enthusiastic about the mill. A warning: the steps leading up the mill are not for the faint of heart! Nice tea room - lovely and warm after...More

Thank Lizzie085
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Robert G
18 October 2015|
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Response from gasman166 |
the mill is open every saturday and sunday throughout the year and every day during the summer school holidaysd
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Robert G
18 October 2015|
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Response from Finn H | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we are open every Sunday all year round. At this time of year we open from 12 to 4pm on Sundays. Please see our website for full details of events, ticket prices and the hours of other places on site such as the brewery... More
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