Experience the transformation of Hough Mill from derelict shell to visitor attraction.
A unique attraction of a 200 year old former flour windmill with :
- an ancillary building with a railway room celebrating the Swannington Incline, the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway,
- adjacent to the Gorse Field, home of 800 years of coal mining with many visible hollows of former bell pits and gin pits,
- near the Califat Coal Mine 1855-1873, a Victorian coal mine named after a town in Romania,
- delightful walks through the Gorse Field and Califat Spinney that are now nature reserves.
Hough Mill, St George’s Hill, Swannington, LE67 8QW. Open 2-5pm Sundays April to September