Winter opening times are in operation.
We will next be open from Mon 27th – Friday 31st December 11am-3.30pm.
Last admission is 1/2 hour before closing.
Online booking is not required and ad-hoc visitors are welcome.
We have safe distancing in operation with exclusive slots for each individual or group. You will be able to visit on a first come, first served basis. You will not normally be required to wait for longer than 10 minutes.
You can make a phone reservation for your preferred time slot.


Welcome to Eskdale Mill.

Discover a unique experience at our special visitor attraction.

Our attraction has something for everyone!

Eskdale Mill embodies the Lake District’s rich heritage.

Located alongside Whillan Beck, the mill demonstrates 500 years of water power and the traditional craft of stone corn milling.

Get a feel of the journey through time as you enter our exhibition.

Explore the mill and workings itself, get involved in the multi-sensory tour, relax in our woodland & gardens and view scenic landscapes.


We operate the UK Gift Aid donation scheme for UK tax payers.

Admission fees, including gift aid:

  • Adult £5.50
  • Child £2.75
  • Family (2 adults & 3 children) £13.75

Under 5’s go free.

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

There is wheelchair access into our ground floor exhibition room.

There are some steep steps and uneven ground to navigate around the complex.

Toilet facilites are available.

As long as there is a pandemic in the UK, we continue to encourage the wearing of face masks in our indoor spaces. We hope you will co-operate with us.
We want to continue to offer a covid-safe space for everyone to visit and work in, including our volunteers.
Please be advised that we operate 17 exclusive slots each day and will welcome you in to start your tour at the next available time.
To support safe distancing, there is an interval of 10-15 minutes between each social group, including individuals.
During busy periods, you will be able to wait in our lovely beckside garden. Please go to reception first to confirm your place in the queue.


To add to your unique experience at the mill, consider using the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to get to us. Eskdale Mill is a short (10 minute) walk from Dalegarth for Boot station, at the end of the line  – just follow the signposts to Boot village.

Please see their website for timetables and cost details.

For information about parking, please view our  visitor information page HERE

To secure your preferred time slot during our main season, you can book online beforehand.
Book Online


Some comments from our visitors:

7/08/21 – “What a treasure of a place it is. Beautifully restored. Lovingly cared for. Magic place. Worth every penny of entrance fee. A must see” (C Dymond)

1/07/21 – “Excellent restoration and interpretation. Thank-you!” (C Carr-Whitman, north Yorkshire)

13/06/21 – “A lovely professional attraction with excellent knowledge of the local history, impact of the mill and wonderful staff. Thank you for a lovely visit.” (Katie & Trish, west Cumbria)

31/05/21 – “Amazing history, beautiful scenery and gardens” (K. Gibson, Carlisle)

1/10/20 – “Special place …. beautifully maintained. Delighted to see it looking so good!” (M. Addleman, Cumbria)

2/09/20 – “Fascinating and very informative – really enjoyed the interactive aspects of it” (Murphy family, Leeds)

12/08/20 – “Love the sound of the water – found it very relaxing and therapeutic” (J Paver, West Yorkshire)

12/08/20 – “Extraordinary – loved it! ….. Visited for past 7 years, been everytime and good to see it restored” (Robinson family, Newcastle)

17/2/20 – “Very cool and enjoyable. Very fun and interesting and a lot of mechanical stuff.” (Jo & Joshua, West Midlands)

28/12/19 –  “Fascinating to see a working mill and the forces of nature. Amazing facts and stories … Thank you.” (C Smith, Yorkshire)

5/09/19 – “A return visit after 17 years. Beautifully restored without losing the essence of a magical place. Thank you.” (I & J Norman, Bristol)