Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane, Stretton, Farndon, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7JA

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Step back in time and visit one of the country’s best preserved water powered corn mills. 

- One of our millers will take you on a fascinating tour to see the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, and have a go at milling grain. 

- The first written record of Stretton Watermill was 1351 and some of the original building remains, hidden under the layers of timber-framing of 1770. 

- Stretton Watermill was a working mill until its last miller retired in 1959. 

- The timbers give up their secrets to those who take the time to wonder at the machinery, the engineering and the ingenuity of the millers.

- Visit the 19th-century stable block to learn about the history of the mill and explore models of the building and its machinery. 

- Bring a picnic and enjoy the idyllic rural setting with beautiful views of the pond and mill buildings.

- There are occasional special exhibitions and events.  See website for more information.  

Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum though there are narrow doorways.  Please see website for Access Statement.

Hot and cold drinks available in small shop.

Stretton Watermill is a 25 minute drive South West from Chester City Centre.  It is on the Cheshire Cycle Route.  Combine this trip with pub lunch and a visit to one of the other heritage attractions in the area.

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Guide Prices

Entry includes a 30-40 minute guided tour of the inside of the mill.

Adults: £3.50
Children: £1.80
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £8.00

Opening Times

Summer (1 May 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
September (1 Sept 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
April (1 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00

* The mill is closed from October to March.


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Road Directions

It is well signposted from the A534 between Broxton and Farndon. Only 10 miles from Chester.

Public Transport Directions

Buses- The mill is in a rural area and bus links are very limited.  The 41 and 41A services from Chester to Clutton via Malpas and Tilston stop closest to the mill.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • jennymcdowell
      Maghull, United Kingdom
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      Fantastic Tour - well worth a visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th August 2019
      Visited this whilst walking the 6 Parish Millennium Walk from Coddington. Wasn’t sure what to expect but wow we were pleasantly surprised. Dave “Finn” gave our tour which took an hour. He was very... Read full review
    • SarahBednall
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 31st August 2019
      On the way home from are holiday in Wales. We thought we would pop in to see what it was like. I wasn't disappointed. It was very interesting for all of us to be shown around the mill by a... Read full review
    • paulmatson
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Enjoyable tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th September 2019
      We called in yesterday and enjoyed a “private tour” around a very quiet mill. The lady who showed us around was extremely knowledgable on milling and the mill itself. She demonstrated the mill in... Read full review



    • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken

    Provider Features

    • In countryside

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01606 271640

    Tel: 01606 271640

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