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Queen's Mill

Queen's Mill


Castleford Heritage Trust


Aire Street,
WF10 1JL

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Sep Heritage Open Day


Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, Queen's Mill (also known as Allinson's Mill) was once thought to be the largest stone grinding mill in the world.

According to the West Yorkshire Archaeological Society there has been a working mill by the river Aire as far back as Roman times. During medieval times the mills were used mainly for milling wheat, just as the Queen's Mill continued to do until 2010.

Now Queen's Mill is looked after by the Castleford Heritage Trust. Visitors are invited to explore the mill during special open days throughout the year where members from the trust will be on hand to share the history of the mill and answer any questions.

Pop into the licensed Queen's Mill Tea Rooms serving quality tea, fresh coffee, wine and locally brewed beers. Afternoon tea, homemade cakes and light refreshments are also available.

The tea rooms are open Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm, Sunday: 11am - 4pm and Monday: 10am - 4pm.

Opening details

Please see website for dates of special events and open days.



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Map reference: SE 427259  Lat: 53.72800 Long: -1.35324