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Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

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Visited here one summer evening while the sun was setting. It was absolutely beautiful; there were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anna F
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A step back in time

We visited the mill with my daughter husband and grandchildren. Free entry and we had a long time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marissa C
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Water Mill, Museum, and Nature Reserve. A working watermill with a collection of historic rural objects, open to the public on most Sundays during the summer usually free admission unless there is a special event. The adjacent Nature Reserve and car...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4NU, England
+44 1462 734541
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here one summer evening while the sun was setting. It was absolutely beautiful; there were birds and butterflies and the walk was just so lovely and calming. It’s actually such a nice thing to do and it’s totally free

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the mill with my daughter husband and grandchildren. Free entry and we had a long time to look around, seeing the grain being ground into flour. The children could have a go at grinding it themselves and see the different grades of flour...More

Thank Marissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit with 2 6-year old boys. The mill is run by volunteers who are extremely helpful and informative. We were really impressed by the service and friendliness of everyone

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked before leaving home and it stated car park was open at 10 am. ..we wanted to check out the nature reserve before visiting the mill.....not in this case on the 22nd July. We managed to park up the road BUT saw lots of cars...More

1  Thank Julie L
StotfoldMill, Volunteer at Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologise that the car park was not open at 10:00 on 22nd July. It was opened a little later for those wishing to visit the Nature Reserve and Mill (free entry). Unfortunately, the car park has to be locked overnight due to past instances...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The nature reserve is well laid out and has board walks for year round accessibility. I went for the dragonflies and birds and was not disappointed. The cream tea in the café overlooking the reserve was in our absolute top ten and that is from...More

2  Thank davidmweb
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A working Watermill next to a nature reserve makes an enjoyable and interesting afternoon trip for all the family. There's plenty of parking and a lovely tea shop for afternoon tea.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

On a gloriously hot Saturday we visited the mill. Wheat was being milled and we were taken through all the stages by a team of very friendly and very knowledgeable volunteers. A very interesting and informative visit. Highly recommended.

Thank Euan H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Wonderful place to spend a few hours seeing how flour and oats were milled in a bygone era. The enthusiastic guides were fantastic and friendly, explaining how the mill works. Lovely small tea room & shop with local produce.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The Stotfold watermill is run by friendly volunteers who do a fantastic job explaining how everything works. We went when the mill was working and would recommend that you check which days they are milling before you go, as it really made the trip even...More

Thank SallyBaggins
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a wonderful example of a working water mill where you can see it in action on certain days, but its flowers & enjoy the cafe. It has been a repeat joy over the 17 years that we've lived in the area & for...More

Thank thomsont6
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25 February 2018|
Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Just about - like you suggest 'as long as it's dry' it'll be okay.
28 June 2017|
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Response from Geoff L | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It would be a challenge. Whilst it is relatively flat as far as walking is concerned, pushing a wheelchair is a different matter. In some places there is an actual path of sorts, but much of... More
Paul C
9 June 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy it.