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Āraiši Windmill was built to suit the needs of Drabeši manor, around mid-19th century.
By its structure, it is a Dutch type mill, since the mill has a rotating "head", called "cap". With a special mechanism, standing at the foot mill, the mill "head" was turned to the wind, to make it blow right into its wings. Once, the mill was a place to grind groats, as well as flour for black bread and animal feed.
At present, the four floors of the windmill tell the how a grain is turned into flour, and offer a special grinder's meal made of barley groat and meat.