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Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre

High Street, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness PE24 5JT, England
+44 1754 811267
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We had to stop as we went by coming back from Skegness

We had to stop as we went by coming back from Skegness. This part of East Lincolnshire is called... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
JohnWard2013
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Very interesting working mill

We had tea in cafe before very friendly cafe full of local people sharing tea and tea cakes, then... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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A 19th century windmill which was refurbished in 2014. A new H frame, repaired cap and new sails were included in the full restoration. This is a unique mill as it 'left handed'- the sails turn clockwise - and it has 5 sails. We are now demonstration milling regularly at the weekend. The informative heritage trail, outlining the history of Burgh le Marsh, enhances the visit and there are delicious homemade cakes for sale in the tearooms. Other displays complete your visit. The site is staffed by volunteers and therefore is not open every day but we can usually arrange a tour if you give us a call or drop us an email. We are now on Summer opening times, weather permitting. Please call to check Wednesday opening in early summer.
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had to stop as we went by coming back from Skegness. This part of East Lincolnshire is called New Holland. That must be why the windmill

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Interesting connection but misleading, New Holland is another area of Lincolnshire, unfortunately. The windmills of Lincolnshire owe little to any Dutch connection as they developed their own identities as a development from those of the Midle Ages. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had tea in cafe before very friendly cafe full of local people sharing tea and tea cakes, then we went to the mill the volunteer was very knowledgable of the mill and shown us round and told us about all the elements and component...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

beautiful beautiful just beautiful, we found this place whilst we were lost and i made my partner pull in as i have a very deep love of windmills id love to live in one, anyway we were accually looking for a place to eat, a...More

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Glad you were able to see the sails turning and hope you will find time to return and enjoy a trip round when we are milling, wind suitable!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We visited as something to do on the way home from a holiday in Skegness (with 15 and 11 yr old and a dog) What a find, found it a lot more interesting than I thought it would to be honest. Malcolm the guide explained...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place. Working windmill also has shop and museum dogs not allowed in tearoom or windmill but plenty of seating area for them. Well worth a visit

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

very nice the man couldnt do enough to help if your interested in the past take a visit to it only a small area but very interesting plus a cafe

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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a real treat , seeing a proper windmill in sale and the chap taking my husband round was very informative and amusing. There's also a small heritage centre and tea shop .

Thank Sheila K
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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words - our volunteers are always pleased with good feedback

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

great windmill to visit has a heritage centre where you can learn about the area of burgh , theres a nice tea room to have a driink and a cake bingo every other friday from 7pm,you can buy gifts from the tea room and the...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are regularly events and fetes going on which is always fun for the kids and great for getting the community together. The volunteers showing you around the working windmill are great with the kids and happy to answer all their questions, which can take...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday afternoon, just enough wind for the mill to be working and the sun was shining. We had an exclusive and very informative tour of the mill which was in action. The exhibits were informative and the tea room served delicious tea and...More

Thank Caroline P
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MillerMalcolm1844, Manager at Dobson's Windmill & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit. We enjoy showing our 'jewel in the crown' to visitors. Please call again.

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barlowann2
7 July 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
Entry to our site is free to visitors. We do not charge for tours but ask for donations towards the upkeep of the site if you have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your interest.
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Joanne T
21 May 2017|
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Response from MillerMalcolm1844 | Property representative |
We have no wheelchair access to the mill itself as it is a Grade 1 listed building. We do have display areas at ground level, a ramped access to the tearooms and a chairlift to the Heritage Trail with a 'travel' lightweight... More
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