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Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook TN17 3AH, England
+44 1580 712256
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If you want to see and get to know how a mill is working you have to come here!

We were recommended by a friend to visit the Union Mill. So we did and were very impressed. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing, Informative visit

We went to the May Madness event in Cranbrook town, but ended up visiting the windmill. Wow what a... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Ashford, 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
+44 1580 712256
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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 26 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
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Union Mill's white weatherboarded presence gives a lovely unusual atmosphere to the Sissinghurst end of Cranbrook by day, and at night the floodlit mill is just magical in appearance. Returning to this area after three years, it was one of the top things I wanted...More

Thank Millie024
Reviewed 21 June 2016

we stumbled across this one by accident and decided to take a look, it was free and opened by volunteers who are happy to tell you the history, we were able to climb to the top and there are postcards for sale as a memento,...More

Thank helen t
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We popped in here to be met with very friendly, smiling and knowledgeable staff/volunteers who were so proud of their beautiful windmill.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is so unusual to find such an interesting place that doesn't have a large entrance fee; they just ask for donations! The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and were very tolerant with young children who just wanted to get straight up to the top....More

Thank knitting-nana4ollie
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