Welcome to Holgate Windmill

Holgate Windmill, York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country is now fully restored and producing traditional stone-ground flour.

Come and visit us on one of our regular open days throughout the year to talk to our knowledgeable volunteers and see how it’s done, or purchase flour (and a wide range of other gifts) any Saturday morning, 10:00 till 12:00.

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4 hours ago

Holgate Windmill

To celebrate our 250th anniversary there a number of special events being held throughout the year which are now posted in the events calendar on the website. The first of these is York Residents Weekend on the 25th and 26th January when residents of York can get into the mill free as long as they bring along a form of ID. #holgatewindmill #holgate #windmillatnight #windmill #windmills #windmillsofinstagram #york #visityork #everythingyork #yorkresidentsweekend #yorkresidentsfestival ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Holgate Windmill

As it is our 250th anniversary we thought you would like to see some of photos from the past. This photo was taken in October 2006 when there was scaffolding in place around the mill for work on the outside of the tower. The black paint had been removed, and lime render was being applied to the walls.

This photo shows the crane brought in to remove the cap, the brake wheel and the iron 'cross' (where the sails had been attached). These were taken elsewhere for work to begin on restoring them. #holgatewindmill #holgate #250thanniversary #1770 #restoration #restoredwindmill #windmillsofinstagram #millwright #millsarchive
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2 weeks ago

Upcoming feature in the Visit York 2020 guide. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

2020 is an exciting year for Holgate Windmill as it is our 250th anniversary as the mill was built in 1770. We are planning many events to celebrate which will posted on our website and social media so please keep watching out for information Our first event in the New Year is York Residents Festival 25th/ 26th January when the mill will be open between 11:00 and 16:00 and free for residents of York. #holgatewindmill #holgate #york #exploreyork #visityork #yorkresidentsweekend #yorkresidentsfestival #yorkresidents #thingstodoinyork # ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

Thank you to everyone who has supported the windmill over the past year. The volunteers who work so hard to keep it going, to all our visitors, the people who follow us on social media and of course to all the people who buy our flour. Without your help and support this windmill would not be working. #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #restoration #restoredwindmill #restoredwindmills ... See MoreSee Less

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