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9. Mapledurham Watermill

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Berkshire

Mapledurham Watermill

Mapledurham Watermill is the only mill on the Thames still working and producing high-quality stone-ground flour. A mill was here at the time of the Domesday Book and the core of the present building dates from the 15th century.

You can also visit historic Mapledurham House, and the estate where you can enjoy riverside picnic areas with cream teas and scones made from flour ground in the mill. 

Family events take place throughout the summer, including historical re-enactments and open air pantomime.

The watermill is famous for its starring role in the 1976 film, The Eagle Has Landed, where the brook is the scene of the dramatic rescue of a local girl by a German paratrooper. It is also the backdrop in the image on the cover of a Black Sabbath album! 

Mapledurham Watermill  Address:
Mapledurham Estate
The Estate Office
England, UK

Mapledurham Watermill  Opening Times:
Open Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays from 3rd April to 28th September, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Last admission 5.00 pm

Mapledurham Watermill  Admission:

House Visit
Adult  £4.50
Child  £2.00*

Mill Visit
Adult  £3.50
Child  £1.50*

House and Mill Package
Adult  £7.00
Child  £3.00*
*Children aged 5 – 14 years. 
Children under 5  Free.

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