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Heckington Windmill

Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
+44 1529 461919
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8 Sail Windmill

After entering a visitor centre there is a museum all about milling and once inside the windmill a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paulbond2017
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Walsall, United Kingdom
The brewery next door

We visited on a weekday, so no entry, to make matters worse they were building a new parking lot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick N
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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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  • Average3%
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“tea room”(13 reviews)
“micro brewery”(12 reviews)
“oats”(9 reviews)
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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...more
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Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
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+44 1529 461919
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"tea room"
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"oats"
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"next door"
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"on site"
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"porridge"
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"well worth a visit"
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"the upper floors"
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"tea shop"
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"bread"
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"railway museum"
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"sandwiches"
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"home made"
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"mouse hunt"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 3 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

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Interesting Wind Mill, highly knowledgeable staff, Entertainment for the full family, something for the dads (Micro Brewery) and afternoon tea for the ladies (Tea Room). PS Wrap up warm if it's a cold day.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We arrived at 13.45 and feeling peckish decided to visit the cafe. Disappointed to find many of the items on the menu list were not available so settled for a what turned out to be a rather mediocre pot of tea. Our visit to the...More

Thank Roger C
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The recent development at Heckington Windmill has really given it new lease of life. Visitors centre is very nicely done, interactive and not just for ‘windmill nerds’! It has some great history and explanations on how a windmill works. Windmill itself is brilliant! I’ve climbed...More

Thank PaulR142014
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

As the Mill is only a 15 minute away we decided to visit, we had been a few times in the past but not since the amazing work and progress the mill has undertaken had been completed. Well signposted from the main roads and visible...More

Thank Pete C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The visit was very interesting and the new refurbishments are obviously very much appreciated by the volunteers. The highlight of the visit was the time offered to the child with us- she was shown all around the activities, had the mouse hunt explained and all...More

Thank Twinsliders
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Drawn to the venue via the clearly visible eight sailed windmill from the A17, we discovered this site had much more to offer to supplement this working historical monument. On site, baking demonstrations were on offer, a micro brewery was in operation and selling their...More

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Robert G
17 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
17 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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