National Mills Weekend in Wales

National Mills Weekend is a celebration of the UK’s milling heritage held on the second weekend of May each year. Nationally the weekend is organised by the Mills Section of the SPAB. As many wind and water mills as are able open on one or both of the two days of the weekend. This is a great opportunity to visit and look round mills, many of which are not usually open to the public. 

Mills to be opening in Wales over National Mills Weekend 11th/12th May 2024  are listed below. This list is being added to, so please check again nearer the weekend for a full list.


Cenarth Mill, Cenarth,  Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire.

A flour mill from 17th century, on the site of  12th century mill, with timber and iron undershot waterwheel driving, two pairs of mill stones, one for barley and one for oats. Next to the Teifi falls. Part of the National Coracle Centre.

Location – Grid reference  – SN 270 415 .  Near A484 Teifi bridge in Cenarth .

National Mills Weekend opening – NOT OPEN IN 2024

Contact   01239 711642

National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, near Llandysul, SA44 5UP

On the site of a 1902 mill, recently redeveloped to show how the processes turned raw wool into finished cloth.

Location – Grid reference – SN 355 392. In village of Dre-fach Felindre follow brown direction signs.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday – 11.00 – 15.00.

Contact – 029 20573070


Felin Ganol, Llanrhystud, near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. SY23 5AL

A cornmill complex complete with machinery and working overshot waterwheel, kiln, and mill house. Now producing and selling organic flours.

Location – Grid reference SN 542 698. Approaching Llanrhystud from Aberystwyth, turn 1st left after speed limit sign, before entering village, mill is 100 yards up school lane. Turn left after the school.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday 11.00 – 16.00, milling during the day

Contact – Andy and Anne Parry – 01974 202272     .

Y Felin Fach, Blaenpennal, near Tregaron, Ceredigion. SY23 4TP

A small village oat mill, dating back to at least 1690. Currently under restoration, but complete with machinery and drying kiln. Waterwheel now restored.

Location – Grid reference – SN 629 643. Turn off A485, 2 miles south of Bronant, signposted Blaenpennal. Drive down through village, past chapel and Pentre Bach, mill is next  on the left, just before river bridge. White buildings with pond in front.

Open on Sunday 12th May 11am to 4pm

Contact – Andrew & Eileen Findon –  01974 251231   or

Y Felin, Tynygraig, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6AE

Also known as Gwnnws Mill, probably early 18th century, part of the Crosswood Estate, machinery scrapped in the 1930s. Since 1980, the building and pond have been restored, and a salvaged waterwheel installed. Machinery and millstones also salvaged from a local mill, awaiting fitting as part of the future plan to create a working corn mill.

 Location – Grid reference SN 6917 6952. 12 miles from Aberystwyth, just off B4340 in Tynygraig. Go between brick pillars opposite bus shelter, down track for 150yds to mill on the right.

National Mills Weekend opening – NOT OPEN IN 2024

Contact – Brian or Hilary or Thomas Malaws   01974-261428


Pontysgawrhyd Mill, Meifod, Welshpool, Powys. SY22 6XT

A large-scale mill built in 1810, built on a previous 16th century mill site and waterways, currently under restoration, retains undershot waterwheel, two pairs of mill stones. Machinery and wheel thought to be by William Hazeldine.

Location – Grid reference – SJ 195155. Turn off A495 3 miles north of Meifod, on to A490 towards Welshpool for ¾ mile, mill entrance on the right just before bridge.

National Mills Weekend opening – NOT OPEN IN 2024

Contact – Dave or Jane Wadley – 01938-500827

Pontdolgoch Sawmill, Pontgolgoch, near Caersws, Powys, SY17 5NJ

A large circular saw and wood working complex powered by an overshot waterwheel,  virtually unchanged since the early  1900s

Location – Grid reference – SO 010 937. Off A470 Newtown to Machynlleth road at Pontdolgoch.

National Mills Weekend opening – Not open for the National Mills Weekend, but contact the owner to visit on other dates.

Contact – Tim Chilton – 01686 688144

Talgarth Mill, The Square, Talgarth, Powys. LD3 0BW

A flour mill stopped working in the 1940’s, but now part of a community project to re-vitalise the town. Extensive renovation project, to bring back to working condition, now complete. Hope to be grinding flour on National Mills Weekend, with tours every hour

Location – In centre of town, next to town hall.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00

Contact –   Felin Talgarth Mill @ Twitter


Melin Tregwynt, Castle Morris, near  Fishguard. SA62 5UX

A successful mill, producing unique woollen goods which are exported worldwide.

Location – Grid reference SM 894 348.  Off A487 Fishguard to St Davids road, about 5 miles from Fishguard.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May  10.00 – 17.00,

Contact -– 01348 891225

Solva Woollen Mill, Middle Mill, Solva, Pembs, SA62 6XD

A working woollen mill, producing large range of woollen goods,

Location – Grid reference – SM 805258

National Mills Weekend opening – NOT OPEN IN 2024

Outside National Mills Weekend normally open Monday to Friday 09.30 – 17.30.

Contact – 01437-721112 Email


Y Felin, St Dogmaels, Nr Cardigan. SA43 3DY

A working watermill probably late 13th century site, restored by present owners in 1981. Producing wholemeal and speciality flours.

Location – Grid reference SN 165 459. Follow signs for St Dogmaels Abbey. About 1 mile west of Cardigan. Second turning on left on entering village.

National Mills Weekend opening times – Saturday 11th May 10.00 – 15.00. Tours at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00

Contact – Emma Hall – 07825-250562 or 01239 613999

Carew Tidal Mill, near Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

A corn mill built in early 1800s, powered by tidal mill pond water, to drive six pairs of mill stones. Open for visitors but not operating at present.

Location – Grid reference SN 042 038. Turn off A4777 onto A4075 at Carew. Mill is 1st left in Mill Lane.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 – 16.30. Corn dolly workshop 14.30 – 16.00

Contact – 01646 651782


Mathern Mill, Mathern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6LG

A corn mill whose existence can be traced back to at least the 17th century. Although milling ceased in 1968 much of the Victorian machinery remains intact. There are 4 pairs of millstones and a brick-built engine house which housed a steam engine to supplement the water supply. The mill is unrestored and only the ground floor will be open to visitors.

Location – Grid reference ST515916 – On entering Mathern village from A48, turn right at the war memorial and follow lane for 400yds.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday 11th May 14.00 – 17.00, Sunday 12th May 14.00 – 17.00

Contact Dave & Jan Bowen, 01291- 622282

Llanyrafon Watermill, Cwmbran, NP44 8HP

A 3-storey stone-built mill, which worked until 1951 and was damaged by fire subsequently.

Now owned by Torfaen Council and under restoration by the Friends of Llanyrafon Mill, when funding permits. Has iron machinery and a small overshot waterwheel.

Location – Grid reference ST303946. Llanyrafon Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen. Leave A4042 at Crown roundabout towards Cwmbran, on Llanfrechfa Way. Take 4th on right, then immediately left on to tarmac path to social club and mill car park.

National Mills Weekend opening –  NOT OPEN IN 2024, awaiting permission of Torfaen Council to re-open to visitors.

Contact – Marion Davies, tel. 01633-482780.

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Y Felin Dŵr, Parkmill and Craft Centre, Gower, Swansea, SA3 3EM

A corn mill and farm complex retaining waterwheel and machinery, currently operating as a heritage and craft centre.

Location – Grid reference – SS 534 893

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday 10.00 – 17.00, Sunday 10.00 – 17.00

Contact – Sarah, 01792 371206   Roy Church – miller


Trefriw Woollen Mills, Conwy Valley   LL27 ONQ

Originally the site of a water-powered fulling mill, or pandy, the present building dates from the 1960s. The machinery is powered by a Boving hydro-electic turbine dating from the 1940s. Traditional methods of production are used for Welsh bedspreads, tweeds and travelling rugs. Museum of carding engines, mules, etc

Location – In centre of Trefriw, on B5106 Betws-y-Coed to Conwy road, about 5 miles N of Betws-y-Coed.  Grid reference: SH 780 631
National Mills Weekend opening times – Saturday 10.00-17.00. Shop and turbine house.

 Contact – Elaine Williams, tel. 01492 640462.

Felin-Rhyd-Hir, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli, LL53 8TN  

Location – Grid reference: SH 345 358. On B4415, half a mile to W of Efailnewydd.

Felin-Rhyd-Hir is a two-storeyed, stone-built water-powered corn mill under a pitched slated roof. The composite overshot waterwheel remains in place on the north west gable wall,  and there are two pairs of millstones which, it is hoped, will be able to work in future. The mill was supplied by a pond to the north of the mill, fed from the Afon Rhyd-Hir via a 1.7 km long leat which also captured the tailrace water from Melin Llannor.

The owners have carried out an extensive restoration project with a working waterwheel.

National Mills Weekend opening times –  Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May 10.00 to 16.00. Free admission.

Contact – Adrian & Carol Priest, tel. 07715 341057

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