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 & 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 June 2021.
In 2020 the mill was due to celebrate its 250th anniversary (built in 1770). Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned series of special events was postponed.
Open days. The mill is normally open to the public on one weekend in January, one weekend in February, on Easter Monday, then on Saturday and Sunday on two weekends per month from May to October; also on some bank holidays. Opening times are 11am to 4pm. Santa in the Mill is an annual Christmas event.
All open days and events since March 2020 have been cancelled in line with official Covid-19 regulations and because the restricted space inside the building makes it impossible to ensure compliance with government guidance on social distancing and practical arrangements inside the building.
**We hope to resume open days in August** provided that Covid-19 restrictions on visitor attractions are fully lifted on 19 July as planned. For current information see the mill's website: https://www.holgatewindmill.or...
**Mill shop still open for flour sales in 2021!** The mill has 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 remains open every Saturday morning throughout the year between 10am and 12 noon.
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Children welcome
- Currently closed
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Smoking not allowed
- Groups welcome