Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill

Visit Gayle Mill, a unique 19th-century state of the art sawmill, complete with working Victorian machinery and water-powered turbines. Now fully restored and operating as a historic visitor attraction.

All visits to Gayle Mill are Tour Guide led. On one of our Daily Guided Tours, you will…..

Explore a typical three-story mill built-in 1784 to a Richard Arkwright design. Originally established to process raw cotton, it was converted to a mechanized sawmill in 1879.

Gain a unique insight into the workings of a woodworking mill that served the local community for over a century.

See English water-powered cutting edge woodworking technology installed in 1879 that is still in regular use today.

Experience the atmosphere of the historic sawmill as the water-powered turbines spin to life.
Discover 230 years of industrial and social heritage.

On one of our special two-hour Demonstration Tours, you will experience all aspects of a “Daily Guided Tour” described above and also see and hear the original 1879 water-powered Victorian machinery being demonstrated. Booking is strongly advised. For details of the dates and times when these tours visit our website.


Gayle Mill Trust
Mill Lane
North Yorkshire

Phone: +44 (0) 1969 667 320

Fax: +44 (0) 1969 667109


Administration Office opening hours
The Administration Office is manned two days per week, (usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 9:30 until 17:00. In our Open Season, the Mill can also be contacted by phone during our opening days and times. Phone messages may be left on our answering machine and we will respond to your message as soon as possible.

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