Houghton Mill (National Trust), Huntingdon

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Situated on the Great Ouse River, Houghton Mill (National Trust) represents a working mill that has been used since 969. Different mills have occupied this site since its foundation was built in the 10th century, endowing the place with historical weight. The current building dates back to the 17th century and was renovated in the 19th century. Since coming under ownership of the National Trust, the attraction has been open to the public in different capacities and now has a visitor center. You can take a guided tour from an expert guide, and there are a number of interactive exhibitions to engage younger visitors. Using our international travel planner, Huntingdon attractions like Houghton Mill (National Trust) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • as with all National Trust places the volunteers make the place they are a credit to Houghton mill relaying all the interesting things that have happened through the years  more »
  • Houghton Mill is a fantastic working water mill close to a the very pretty village of Houghton. Their are great walks along river at this location which is very dog friendly. I highly recommend Hought...  more »
  • This is our favourite local NT walk - the mill is a fantastic building on the river (open spring and summer); and the walk between here and Hemingford Abbots across the water meadow is delightful. The...  more »
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  • Absolutely lovely place to walk along the river. Enjoy a cup of tea from the cafe under the shade of the trees or have a picnic beside the water and dip your toes in to cool down on a warm summers day. I would suggest printing a map of a walking route from the website before getting here.
  • 70 mile round trip on a hot sunny bank holiday. Unable to park. Car park overflowing with cars there to enjoy the free walk and sunbathing by the river. Wasted trip. No parking in the village either.
  • Really great place. Got to use different types of mill to grind flour. The children loved it. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. Interesting youth hostels display. You can get very dramatic pictures of the mill over the river. Great walks in the surrounding area ~ the dogs loved it. 🐶 They have an interesting guidebook here. Would recommend a visit.
  • Good place for a picnic. There is an outdoor space so you can carry lunch and have a nice day out with kids.
  • Lovely place to visit. Nice little cafe onsite with good food Looking forward to next visit, and will go into the working Mill this time.
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