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Jordans Mill and Gardens

Type:Historic Site

Holme Mils, Langford Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9JY

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About

Step back in time

Jordans Mill’s charming location on the banks of the River Ivel was first mentioned as a milling site in the Domesday Book of 1086. Centuries later, in 1893, the Jordans purchased what was then called Holme Mills to produce flour.

The Jordan family may be best known for producing the UK’s first breakfast cereal bar in 1979 but they were making history long before that. Six generations of William Jordans have taken the family business in Bedfordshire from agriculture and transport to innovative production methods for the flour business, followed by animal feed, before introducing granola into our diets.

Jordans Mill has been home to the Jordan family for over 150 years, it was valued at 47 shillings. At the time, the Mill was one of around 400 mills just in Bedfordshire alone.

A key part of the visitor experience is a guided tour of the iconic Mill museum. The tour, which lasts approximately one hour, takes visitors on a fascinating journey from the beginnings of milling in Bedfordshire to Jordans Cereals' place as one of the UK's leading cereal manufacturers.

During the tour, our guides bring the Mill to life through a demonstration of the ingenious milling machinery and tales of the Jordan family and the generations that worked in the Mill.

 

Explore the stunning gardens

Visitors are free to explore the Mill Gardens. Take a stroll through the unique food and flower gardens where crops, vegetables and fruits are grown in an ornamental setting alongside wild flowers and cultivated garden plants.

Cereals such as oats, rye, wheat and barley are grown in rotation with other crops like potatoes, onions and cabbages and showcase farming and the protection of wild life habitats.

Views of the River Ivel run can be seen at many points from around the gardens and the pathways lead up to lots of resting points where you can admire, rest and soak up the atmosphere.

From the Mill Gardens, stroll across the bridge into the Mill Meadow, which teems with wildflowers in the summer months, and next to the meadow is the woodland area which is specially designed to attract wildlife.

Throughout the gardens and meadow you can learn more about the River, Oats, Barley and Wheat, Wildlife habitats, Wildflowers, bees and pollination, Hedgerows and Field margins from the new site signage and information hub.

Our gardens change through the seasons and look wonderful at any time of the year.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Guided tour£5.50 per ticket
Self-guided tour£2.50 per ticket

Children 0-16 free

Events

Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Saturday, 22nd December 2018

Your Very Own Christmas Afternoon Tea at Jordans MillIndulge just a little during the festive season with our new Christmas afternoon tea. Enjoy Mini St Clements, a clotted cream scone, Milli-feuilli, a selection of seasonal rolls, mulled wine with candied clementine with frosted sugar.
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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Festive Lunch with all the Trimmings at Jordans MillJoin us every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for our traditional Christmas roast.
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Facilities

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

HOW TO FIND US

BY CAR

Using sat nav? Enter Southill Road and SG18 9JY.

FROM THE A1

Leave the A1 at the Sainsbury’s roundabout junction with the A6001 and B658.

Join the B658 towards Shefford.

Take the first road left, Gypsy Lane.

At the T-junction, turn left onto Southill Road.

Cross the second humpback bridge and Jordans Mill is ahead of you (before the road veers to a sharp right).

FROM THE B658 (SHEFFORD)

At the Broom/Southill crossroads, turn right towards Broom onto Southill Road. Keep following the road until you reach Jordans Mill.

All directions into Jordans Mill are signposted by brown tourism signs.

Public Transport Directions

BY TRAIN

Biggleswade receives regular services from London Kings Cross, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stevenage.

Biggleswade does not have a taxi rank, but the following companies run in the Biggleswade area:

AT cars – 01767 600199

A1 cars – 01767 221122

Maurices – 01767 316438

 

BY BUS

From Biggleswade Bus Station take the bus for Hitchin and Bancroft. If you take the No.200 bus, please alert the driver when you board, and they will drop you outside of Jordans Mill.

For other buses, the nearest stop to Jordans Mill is before Broom Turn on Langford Road. From there, walk approximately 8 minutes. Please be aware there are no footpaths.

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Opening Times

Gardens: 7 days a week 9am - 5pm (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Mill: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 3:30pm (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Self-guided tours are available from Tuesday to Sunday at 12 -2.30

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