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Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook TN17 3AH, England
+44 1580 712256
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Historic mill in loverly old town

Check website for opening times before going. Great mill with a lot to look at run by volunteers... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
luke1968948
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Hastings, United Kingdom
February

Visited Cranbrook on a Monday afternoon in February. A lovely town. Union mill stands tall among... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Charlottelawrence
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Kent, 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 April 12, 2018

Check website for opening times before going. Great mill with a lot to look at run by volunteers. Free entry but donations welcome. Good views from outside platform. Lots of fun climbing up to the different floors,being told about the machinery and seeing demos. Ideal...More

Thank luke1968948
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited Cranbrook on a Monday afternoon in February. A lovely town. Union mill stands tall among the residents homes on a private road. What a view from your bedroom to have. Although the mill is closed until Easter, it’s still work a visit. Very well...More

Thank Charlottelawrence
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 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
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 26, 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.

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Reviewed August 8, 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
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Reviewed July 3, 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
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Reviewed May 29, 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

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Reviewed April 11, 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
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Reviewed October 26, 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
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