Stretton-Watermill is an attraction located a short walk away from Carden Park Hotel. The historical site stretches back as far as 1351 and is one of the best-preserved water-powered corn mills in the UK. During the Second World War, it provided vital supplies of food for the nation then later switched back to providing animal feed. The mill remained in action until 1959 when its last miller retired. You have the opportunity to learn about its workings by meeting the millers during a fascinating tour of the museum which first opened in 1977. The mill also features working ancient wooden machinery, miniature models, and exhibition in their old 19th-century stable. You can even have a turn at milling the grain yourself if you like! The mill is located in a charming rural setting with a sleepy mill pond and water wheel, making it a picturesque backdrop. Many of our newlyweds opt to have photos outside of this historical marvel. Look out for the owl hole in the side of the mill – keeping the pesky mice at bay. It really is a delightful way to spend your afternoon.
Please note Stretton Watermill is only open from Spring to Autumn.
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