Houghton Mill

Houghton Mill is situated in Houghton, near Huntingdon, and is owned by the National Trust. It is situated 12 miles from Spaldwick, with a journey time of less than 20 minutes by car.

Houghton Mill is located in a beautiful riverside setting, and is a working 18th-century watermill. It is recommended for all ages, with a number of hands-on activities for children. 

This five-storey building is the oldest working watermill on the Great Ouse. There has been a watermill at Houghton since before the Norman Conquest. The existing watermill dates from the 18th century, and replaced one that was destroyed by fire. After the war, Houghton Mill was actually in use as a youth hostel!

For further information, including opening times, please visit the National Trust website using the link below:

Visit the Houghton Mill National Trust website page


You may be interested in visiting our other featured locations. Click on the links below for more information:


Ely Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wimpole Hall and Estate

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Ickworth House


The photos above was taken by Mark Heath and permission has been granted for its display by the National Trust.