Step back in time with a visit to White Mill, a former corn mill that once hummed with productivity. The mill overlooks the River Stour and is part of the Kingston Lacy Estate, which is owned by the National Trust. Inside, visitors can see the preserved wooden machinery that was once relied upon by the mill’s workers.
The National Trust run guided tours inside the mill, but even those who don’t go inside can enjoy the picturesque riverside setting and the nostalgic sight of the mill. It’s a favourite place to stroll to during a visit to the main house, and you’ll find it in Sturminster Marshall close to Wimborne. The mill is one of those sleepy spots that have a timeless feel to them, and it’s easy to picture it as it would have been in its heyday.
For many on Dorset holidays, the mill is the perfect picture to show those back home. If you’d rather drive to White Mill you’ll find parking nearby, and the riverside location makes it a lovely place for a picnic before carrying on with your visit to Kingston Lacy.