Holgate Windmill


Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX

Tel: 07710 314614

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Holgate Windmill


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 was due to celebrate its 250th anniversary (built in 1770). Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned series of special events has been postponed to *2022*. [Information updated autumn 2020.]

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.

*All open days for the rest of the 2020 season are CANCELLED* because the restricted space inside the building makes it impossible to ensure compliance with social distancing regulations.

Santa in the Mill is an annual Christmas event, CANCELLED in 2020 because of social distancing restrictions in the small building. 

The mill will not be open to visitors before Easter 2021. [Information updated autumn 2020.]

**Still open in 2020!** The mill shop is open every Saturday morning throughout the year from 10am to 12 noon, for sales of flour only.



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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).


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Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed - The mill has very limited indoor space and is closed to visitors until at least Easter 2021. Planned open days in 2021 will be reviewed in the light of government guidance on social distancing and practical arrangements inside the building. However, the shop is still open, for flour sales only, every Saturday morning from 10am to 12 noon. For further information see the website:

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - On the ground floor only.
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

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


  • 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.

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