Advertisement

To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Holgate Windmill

Windmill

Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX

Tel: 07710 314614

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 111 reviews111 reviews
Holgate Windmill

About

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.

In 2020 the mill celebrates its 250th anniversary (built in 1770) with a series of special events on the open weekends from May to October - dates below.

Open days. The mill is 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.

Sat-Sun 25-26 January (York Residents' Festival weekend - free entry to York Card holders or student ID)
Sat-Sun 22-23 February (pancake event on Sunday morning 23 February)
Mon 13 April (Easter Monday)
Fri-Sat-Sun 8-9-10 May (including bank holiday) and Sat-Sun-Mon 23-24-25 May (including bank holiday) 
Sat-Sun 6-7 and 20-21 June
Sat-Sun 4-5 and 18-19 July
Sat-Sun 1-2 and 15-16 August
Mon 31 August (bank holiday)
Sat-Sun 5-6 and 19-20 September
Sat-Sun 3-4 and 17-18 October

The mill shop is also open every Saturday morning throughout the year from 10am to 12 noon, for sales of flour and merchandise only.

Santa in the Mill is an annual Christmas event, this year on two weekends in December. For times see the website.

 

Book Tickets Online

Opening Times

* 11am to 4pm

Guide Prices

Adults £3.00
Children (5-18) £1.00
Free to children under 5 and members of Holgate Windmill Preservation Society. Visitors can join the society for £8 individual or £12 household per year (1 June to 31 May).

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - By prior arrangement only (venue has limited capacity). See website.

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Road Directions

By Road: Holgate Windmill is approximately 1.5 miles (2km) west of York city centre in the Holgate district, between Poppleton Road (A59) and Acomb Road (B1224).

There is ample parking at the kerbside on Acomb Road: satnav reference YO24 4AE.

Please do not park on Windmill Rise, which is a narrow residential road.  

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport:

There is a bus service (No 1) from the Theatre Royal or opposite the railway station to Acomb Road, stopping near the mill at New Lane or West Bank / Grantham Drive.

York railway station is 1 mile away.

Follow Us

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      74
    • Very Good
      29
    • Average
      8
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      What's Nearby

      1. Wheelwrights York

        Historic holiday homes in the heart of York.
        We have a fantastic selection of apartments…

        0.2 miles away
      2. Astor York

        Astor York is the last addition to the award winning Astor Hostels Group. Home of York's…

        0.42 miles away
      3. Best Western Kilima Hotel

         

        Victorian charm in York Welcome to the Kilima Hotel, a former rectory, this…

        0.42 miles away
      1. St Paul's Lodge

        Grade 2 listed building dating from 1839.Handy for historic attractions, railway station,…

        0.44 miles away
      2. Railway House

        A beautiful, cosy 3 bedroom mid terrace property with plenty of space across 3 floors…

        0.5 miles away
      3. 2 Mount Terrace

        This is a lovely terraced house in a quiet lane close to the City walls. There is a free…

        0.58 miles away
      4. The Apple House

        Newly renovated Grade 2 listed house with large private car park. Easy walk to the city…

        0.65 miles away
      5. Elmbank Hotel

        Located in the Mickelgate Ward of York overlooking York Racecourse and the Knavesmire…

        0.65 miles away
      6. The Ashberry

        Charming 4 star bed &breakfast in a Victorian townhouse, tastefully refurbished 5 modern…

        0.7 miles away
      7. Mount Royale Hotel

        William IV listed building with large old English garden, heated open air swimming pool…

        0.71 miles away
      8. Wheatlands Lodge Hotel

        Set in prime location, just 10 minutes walk form the centre of York, Wheatlands Lodge…

        0.72 miles away
      9. Hotel du Vin & Bistro

        Tucked away in the Mount area of the city, our York hotel lies within a Grade II-listed…

        0.72 miles away
      10. The Principal York Hotel

        The historic Principal York hotel is adjacent to the train station and enjoys views…

        0.75 miles away
      11. The Bar Convent

        Hidden behind an elegant Georgian façade close to York railway station a warm welcome…

        0.75 miles away
      12. Premier Inn

        Premier Inn Blossom Street North & South offers 193 bedrooms in the heart of the…

        0.75 miles away
      13. Bay Horse

        A Traditional Family Run B&B situated above a Public House close to the Mickelgate Bar…

        0.83 miles away
      Previous Next

      Share the adventure

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss