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Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook TN17 3AH, England
+44 1580 712256
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All of us enjoyed it

We had a lovely visit to Cranbrook windmill. All of us learned a lot. The volunteers were brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ru E
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Very interesting windmill

This is well worth a visit, but take care to make sure it's open when you want to go. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
docpeterf
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
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The Hill, Cranbrook TN17 3AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank Ru E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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....More

Thank docpeterf
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
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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank theswabe
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went to the May Madness event in Cranbrook town, but ended up visiting the windmill. Wow what a place! we didn't intend to spend long there but ended up spending over an hour! We had a guided tour of the mill with a guy...More

1  Thank blueskycreative2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very interesting and the Children love to climb the steps and final ladder to receive their certificate and grind their own flour. The views of Cranbrook from the staging aregreat too!

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I'd seen the Windmill when we drove into Cranbrook, we were staying locally so had a wander down to see this Windmill, sadly it was closed and only opened certain days. but we had a quick walk around the outside of it and read about...More

Thank laurabrown507
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is one of the few working mills left in Kent. The mill is only open on certain days and is run by volunteers so it is worthwhile checking ahead before you go. All of the volunteers looked after a different floor and as you...More

Thank Adventurous56
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Interesting history and informative guides.Spectacular views over South Downs.Worth another visit once mill is working again.

Thank Margaret P
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