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Attraction Currently Closed

Bourne Mill

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

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Attraction Information

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century.
Bourne Mill is set in tranquil grounds next to a millpond and a bubbling stream. The mill is adorned with Elizabethan stepped 'Dutch' gables and still has a working waterwheel, which was originally used for milling flour.
Being a historical building there's no playground etc., but it's visually impressive and worth reminding the kids to pack their sketchbook. Check out our other listings within a short drive of here if you'd like to make a fuller day of it.
Please note the limited opening times.

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Opening hours

March - October:

Wednesday to Sunday, the Watermill is open from 11.00; seasonal variations apply.


Adult: £3.75 Child: £1.90

Travel & Contact Information


Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, England

Phone number

01206 572422



Click here to visit Bourne Mill's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Bourne Mill has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Bourne Mill is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Bourne Mill have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Bourne Mill has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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