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A small car park about 20m from the visitor centre has one accessible bay.

There is a larger public car park next to Sweetheart Abbey, about 1/3 mile away.

Approach to site

From the public car park, the site is about 250m along a tarmac pavement and across the main village road. There is a slight downward slope near the mill.

Visitor centre

There is step-free access to the visitor centre from the rear of the mill.

The main entrance has a low doorway and a section of uneven cobbles.


An interpretive display is on the ground floor.

The video presentation room is up a modern staircase of 14 steps with a handrail on one side.

The mill is a separate building, with a narrow door, reached via cobbled paths.

Upper levels of the mill are reached by a steep, wooden historic staircase with rope handrails.


The garden behind the mill has level access to the waterwheel. The main viewing area has three stone steps with no handrail.

Miller’s Field, part of the car park area, is uneven grassland with a fish pond and benches.

Access to the mill pond is via a steep stone staircase with a handrail on one side at one end of the mill building. Steps may be slippery when wet.

An alternative route is via the road at the rear of the mill. This has a steep incline and is used by some heavy traffic.

Special features

Working demonstrations of the mill are given from April to September. These take place daily at 12 noon and 3pm, subject to water shortages and conservation issues. Call 01387 850 260 to check timings.


Nearest adapted toilet is in the public car park next to Sweetheart Abbey, 1/3 mile away.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visitors' dogs are not permitted at New Abbey Corn Mill.

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For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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