The Tidemill Woodbridge – an iconic Suffolk landmark
The historic Tidemill Woodbridge makes for a great location for a break on a Woodfarm Barge
There are few things in this world that are better than spending some quality time on the wonderful waterways we’re fortunate enough to enjoy here in East Anglia and a visit to the Tidemill Woodbridge is a great one to add to your bucket list.
Many of us are happy to simply go with the flow and see where the water takes us. However, if you’re looking for a great place to visit at the end of your journey, then the beautiful Tidemill Woodbridge could be just the place!
Whereas most mills rely upon wind power, animal strength or good old-fashioned elbow grease to grind the flour for the daily bread, this mill is the heart of the beautiful town of Woodbridge and has been using the reliable power of the tide to produce flour and animal feed for over 800 years!
It’s still in operation today, having been lovingly restored back to working order and is open to the public so do go and take a trip back in time.
If you’re able to visit at the right time you can enjoy the experience of seeing the full drama of the mill in action. Today you can see the stones turn and watch them grind the grain as they have for many generations.
As well as still being a fully functioning mill, the Tidemill Woodbridge is also a well-equipped museum offering visitors an interesting and engaging timeline of the mill’s long history, telling the stories of the many fascinating owners of the Tidemill Woodbridge. The Museum includes interactive models, videos and even life-sized cut-outs of the various millers’ families (and their cats!).
You can find out much more about the historic Tidemill Woodbridge (including opening and operating times) by visiting the official website here.
For more top tips on getting the most out of your visit, a quick stop at the TripAdvisor page about the mill can be a big help.
We hope you come and join us soon for a magical stay on one of the most beautiful rivers in England. There’s some truly wonderful places here to explore and experience.