Bircham Windmill was built in 1846 and is considered to be one of the best remaining mills in working order in this area. It still looks as it did over 100 years ago and the bakery still has its original, coal-fired oven. The bakery still produces and sells a wide range of bread and cakes and the baking shop in the base of the mill is full of bakeware, books and baking accessories.
Now open daily from 10-5pm until 30th September. Admission to the bakery, tea rooms and gift shop is free and there is a small charge for entry to the windmill and gardens. Visitors can climb the five floors up the windmill and enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful open countryside.
The animal gardens are particularly lovely for little ones with a rabbit and guinea pig enclose, childrenís play area, pony rides and lotís of animals to see. Have a go at baking bread in the original bakery and take it home for dinner.
The tea room is an absolute must, the freshly baked filled cottage rolls are a delight and the scones with clotted cream and jam are to die for. This is my absolute favourite place in the world to have lunch!
For more information about Bircham Windmill visit https://www.birchamwindmill.co.uk/index.html