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Simply beautiful views

Visited Bourne Mill on a beautiful sunny day and the photo opportunity across the pond was... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Darren A
via mobile
Beautiful building

Visited on a sun baked day and was enjoyable. The building isn’t huge so doesn’t take too long to... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Steven S
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Bourne Mill Bourne Road, Colchester CO2 8RT, England
+44 1206 549799
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Bourne Mill on a beautiful sunny day and the photo opportunity across the pond was stunning. We didn't visit the mill itself as didn't have much time left in the day. Parking can be found along the main road for free if you just...More

1  Thank Darren A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on a sun baked day and was enjoyable. The building isn’t huge so doesn’t take too long to get around but is very interesting nonetheless. There is tea and food available which you can enjoy whilst watching the birds on the pond. Would recommend...More

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 20 July 2018

An attractive old watermill in a somewhat unlikely location in a residential suburb of Colchester, it’s set over three floors and is next to a very picturesque lake from which it gets it’s water supply. It’s all been fully restored and is largely operational, although...More

1  Thank Blackth0rn
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Chanced upon this lovely piece of local history whilst following a defective sat nav, well worth the visit. Lovely friendly and well informed guides. You won’t be here too long but you should have a very enjoyable time; we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Dog friendly...More

1  Thank FennJR
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure whether to bother going a bit out of our way to visit this mill but i'm so glad we did! An absolutely beautiful building and setting, both my husband and I as well as our toddler found it interesting and the dog...More

1  Thank nicki_t_1987
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The building has a working mill wheel, turned by the water running off the adjacent pond. We were given an extensive and informative talk by a volunteer, explaining the history of the building and trades that have used the mill over the years. The building...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet April day but we were still fantastic by this unusual mill. A fascinating part of Elizabethan history. Parking is a nightmare but don’t be defeated it is worth the stress to visit this unique part of history.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Run by the NT, well worth a visit if in the area. The mill, which is a grade 1 listed building was built as a fishing lodge in 1591, then converted to a mill about 1640 and then converted to a corn mill in 1840,...More

4  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I only live a five minute walk from the Mill and often take the children I care for there for the afternoon. The staff and volunteers are so helpful and delight in showing the children the workings of the mill. The grounds are fantastic, a...More

2  Thank KimBarnetson
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a national trust visit. The volunteers here are very friendly to The point of carrying our tray outside, telling us all about the place and even waving us off. It's a pretty setting with a Mill and as lake with a small tea...More

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