Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham Norfolk PE31 6SJ

The flat fields here used to be dotted with windmills but there are very few left, and even fewer like this one, family-owned and in full working condition and open to visitors. There's a bit of something for everyone at Bircham. The mill itself is kept much as it was a century ago and boasts marvellous views from the top. There's bakery selling wonderful bread and cakes made with the windmill's own flour, baked in the original 19th-century kitchen; and an art gallery and tea-room serving lunches and cream teas. They also make their own cheese in the dairy here, including the Wensleydale-style ‘Norfolk Charm' and feta-style white and creamy 'Miller’s Fancy', and sell bakeware, books and accessories, as well as the flour they use to bake their bread, in the shop. Kids can also watch the sheep being milked every afternoon and try their hand at baking in their ‘Children’s Baking  Corner’. 

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