Watermill & Gardens

Talgarth Mill once formed the beating heart of the area, grinding corn for local farmers, until it fell into disrepair in the 1940s. That all changed in 2011 when, thanks to the Mill’s owner, National Lottery Funding and the local community, the Mill complex was restored to full working order.

Today, Talgarth Mill is a Grade II listed building and is the only working watermill in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The Mill forms a vibrant visitor attraction, café and bakery and is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting this beautiful area.

Talgarth Mill’s hard working team of volunteer millers, baggers, tour guides and gardeners are justly proud of what they have achieved and happily show visitors around the Mill to demonstrate how locally grown grains are milled into top class wholegrain flour. 

The star of the attraction – the Mill’s waterwheel – is best viewed from our riverside garden. From here, visitors are able to watch the water’s journey down the ‘leat’ and over the wheel, where it cascades into the River Ennig, flowing past the Mill and through the town. Dippers, slowworms, crayfish, trout, eels, and even otters have all been spotted from the garden – a beautiful, tranquil spot. The sounds of the river combined with the gently turning water wheel creates an amazing sensory experience! 

Entry to the garden is free, with donations gratefully accepted to help keep both the Mill and our garden open.


We’re a working watermill that welcomes visitors of all ages to come and watch us in action. Follow the water on its journey to the wheel and see water power turn grain into flour. Listen to our millers and guides explain the history of the mill and how we are giving a traditional piece of machinery a new lease of life. Tours last around 45 minutes.

Children are welcome on the tours and will be encouraged to have a go at winnowing the grain – a process that sorts the wheat from the chaff – or by using the Mill’s small hand grinder that magically turns grain into flour!

We also welcome larger groups to the Mill. 

Tour prices are currently (13/06/24): £5 per adult, £2.50 for children 5-15, or £12 for a family (2 adults and two children). Children under 5 are free. Whether an individual or larger group, please email enquiries@talgarthmill.com for further information and to book a tour.