Thwaite Watermill

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Leeds Museums & Galleries

Thwaite Watermill is a hidden treasure, nestled on a tiny island a short distance from Leeds City Centre. It is one of the last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain.

Step back in time inside Thwaite House, a Georgian Grade II listed building, formerly the home of the Mill Manager. Learn how the workers from Dandy Row lived self-sufficiently on the island and visit the engineer’s workshop to see the equipment that repaired the wheels and machinery onsite.

The family friendly attraction is an eco-friendly working watermill, with creaking waterwheels and lush fields and woodlands, perfect for butterflies, birds and bumblebees. Grab a nature pack from reception to keep the kids busy during your visit and hit the nature trail by the canal. What wildlife will you spot along the way?

With stunning outdoor spaces and historical mill buildings to explore, there’s plenty to see and do on your day out at Thwaite Watermill. It’s the perfect spot for outdoor picnics during the summer time and autumnal strolls through the lush woodlands. Its unique location also makes it the perfect choice for weddings and it’s been voted one of the top wedding venues in Yorkshire!

Check out the Thwaite Watermill website for further information and details of upcoming events.

Thwaite Mills, Thwaite Lane, StourtonLeedsLS10 1RP View map
Telephone: 01133782983 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Saturday12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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