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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. Visitors can explore four floors and when wind permits see the sails turning and operating the machinery inside the building.

Stoneground wholemeal and spelt flour milled here is available for sale.

Access to all floors is by fixed ladders with handrails.

In 2019 the mill is open to the public on one weekend in January, one weekend in March, on Easter Monday, then on Saturday and Sunday on two weekends per month from May to October; also on some bank holidays.

Sat-Sun 26-27 January (York Residents' Festival weekend - free entry to York Card holders or student ID)
Sat-Sun 2-3 March (pancake event on Sunday morning 3 March)
Mon 22 April (Easter Monday)
Sat-Sun-Mon 4-5-6 May (including bank holiday) and 18-19 May
Mon 27 May (bank holiday)
Sat-Sun 1-2 and 15-16 June
Sat-Sun 6-7 and 20-21 July
Sat-Sun 3-4 and 17-18 August
Mon 26 August (bank holiday)
Sat-Sun 7-8 and 21-22 September
Sat-Sun 5-6 and 19-20 October

Opening times are 11am to 4pm.

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 Sat-Sun 7-8 and 14-15 December. For times see the website.


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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).


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

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

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


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

Road Directions

By Road: Holgate Windmill is approximately one and a half miles 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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