Holgate Windmill is a fully restored and working 18th-century corn mill about 1.5 miles (2km) west of York city centre. Visitors can explore four floors and when wind permits see the sails turning and operating the machinery inside the building. Access to all floors is by fixed ladders with handrails. Stoneground wholemeal and spelt flour milled here is available for sale.
Information updated May 2022.
Open days. The mill is open to the public regularly from May to October; also on some bank holidays and a few other dates.
We are open to visitors at weekends as follows in May and June. Numbers inside the mill may be limited, and visitors are still advised to wear face masks and follow guidance on social distancing.
Saturdays and Sundays 7-8 May and 21-22 May, 11am - 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays 4-5 June and 18-19 June, 11am - 4pm, with an exhibition Holgate Windmill: 250 years on display as part of the annual York Festival of Ideas.
Details of further open weekends until October are in our programme of open days and events.
Mill shop. The mill maintained its original purpose throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by milling grain to produce flour for the local community, and substantially increased production in 2020 to meet heavy demand. The shop on the ground floor remains open every Saturday morning throughout the year between 10am and 12 noon for the sale of flour and other items.
For current information see the mill's website or social media channels.
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Children welcome
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Smoking not allowed
- Groups welcome