Holgate Windmill, York

Sails facing east into the wind. Photo Nick Ansell

Sails facing east into the wind. Photo Nick Ansell

Holgate Windmill is the only remaining fully working windmill in York. At one time there were 20 windmills, 4 watermills and, latterly, 6 steam driven mills! The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society (HWPS) was formed in 2001. Holgate Windmill has  been restored by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and is now fully operational again.


Opening Hours.The Mill is open on Bank Holidays, for a weekend during February (half term), and for at least two weekends per month from Easter to the end of October. See website for exact dates and times.

Access: Visitors with limited mobility may be able to access the Ground Floor via a short flight of stone steps with strong railings. There we have a screen showing photographs and a DVD of all levels of the working mill.

Directions: About one and a half miles west of York city centre in the Holgate district. Ample parking at the kerbside in

The stone floor. Photo by Nick Ansell.

The stone floor. Photo by Nick Ansell.

Acomb Road or in the car park of the Carlton Tavern about 5 minutes walk from the mill. Please do not park in Windmill Rise. Number 1 buses go to/from the city centre (opposite the railway station or outside the Theatre Royal) and stop nearby in Acomb Road. See Map

Refreshments. The Carlton Tavern is just past Grantham Drive towards Acomb and serves good food and drink if you are in need of refreshment before or after your visit.

Produce, Shop and Retails Outlets

Stoneground 100% Wholewheat Flour milled on site is on sale in three sizes : 500gm, 1.5kilos and 5 kilos. You can buy our flour from the mill every Saturday morning from 10am to midday, on open days,  and sometimes on a Friday when we are milling (weather permitting – if the sails are turning then we will be there!). You can also buy our flour from several local outlets in and around York .

Inside the cap. Photo by Nick Ansell.

Inside the cap. Photo by Nick Ansell.


Holgate Windmill
Windmill Rise
YO26 4TX

For General enquiries about the HWPS please contact:

Website: www.holgatewindmill.org

Email: secretary@holgatewindmill.org

Holgate Windmill via this Facebook link

Twitter : @HolgateWindmill