Skipton’s High Corn Mill retains Visit England quality standard

Pictured is Andrew Mear, owner of High Corn Mill


One of Skipton’s most historic buildings, High Corn Mill, has retained its accreditation as a VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction for the second time running. 

The prestigious recognition means that the mill has been rigorously assessed by the VisitEngland quality team including; car parking, cleanliness, the website, and the overall maintenance and appearance of the building, to ensure it adheres to a number of strict guidelines set out by the body. 

Andrew Mear, owner of High Corn Mill, said: “I am delighted that we’ve been awarded accreditation for a second time. High Corn Mill is a great attraction that can be enjoyed by all the family – hopefully our accreditation from VisitEngland will encourage more people to come along to the mill and Skipton. 

“The Waterwheel House, located in the centre of the building, is a must see and shows visitors the inner workings of the giant water wheel and water turbine, as well as discover how it generates power for the building and properties nearby.” 

Originally built in 1310 to mill Skipton’s corn, High Corn Mill today houses a selection of retail, beauty and business tenants as well as the Waterwheel House, which features a 15 Kw crossflow water turbine, creating enough energy to power up to 20 homes around the local area via the National Grid.


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