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Wonderful working windmill,in a beautiful location.Windmill is open for guided tours from Easter to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
matthecat1
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Reading, United Kingdom
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We visited the Windmill many years ago when we were new to crusing the K&A and have always wanted... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
barbaraB224FU
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Set high above the village of Wilton, about 9 miles south east of Marlborough in Wiltshire, Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex and still produces wholemeal, stone-ground flour. We are open every year from Easter to the end of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wilton Hill, Wilton, Marlborough SN8 3SW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful working windmill,in a beautiful location.Windmill is open for guided tours from Easter to September on Sundays and bank holidays.More

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wexcombers, Helper at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed our beautiful windmill. It is just as lovely out of season as it is during the summer months - and the views at this time of the year in this splendid autumn sunshine are amazing! Thank you for your review -...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Quiet and relaxing stop with the wife. Lucky with weather. Better than being in local towns for a change.More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Glad you and your wife enjoyed it, Ian. Our windmill certainly is a peaceful spot, and the site is open to visitors all year round. Hope that you can make it back when we have the windmill open for guided tours, Sundays and Bank Holidays...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited the Windmill many years ago when we were new to crusing the K&A and have always wanted to return. It was great to find it open on Monday. We had a really interesting tour around and learned masses about the history of the...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that our volunteer guides were able to take you through the interesting history of our windmill. As you say, the histories of Crofton Beam Engines and Wilton Windmill are intimately linked - and they also make a...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Living in the village, we normally dont make it past the swan, but we love this windmill. always lit at night, beautiful.

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Well walked! Especially in this heat - but there again, another excuse to drop into the Swan on the way home.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

They put on a wind in the willows themed family fete with lots of traditional stalls. My 6 year old was desperate to do the windmill tour and it was one of the best things weve done with him. He was fascinated with the workings...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Naomi, we are just so happy to hear that our Wind in the Willows day worked out so well for you - and especially for your son. As well as the Open Day, and our regular Sunday opening, we do special visits for schools....More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We have been meaning to go for ages and not quite made it, but so glad we made the effort. We took the guided tour which I would recommend. The windmill has been lovingly restored and it’s so refreshing to go to a historic building...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, which I know will be much appreciated by our volunteer guides and helpers in the shepherd's hut. We do indeed try to keep the windmill in good working order for visitors to appreciate, but also for our...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Was travelling on the 'Billet Hotel Boat' on the Kennett and Avon Canal when we saw the sign for the 'Wilton Windmill' and decided to investigate. Although the Windmill itself wasn't open, as it was early evening, there is access to the field where it...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

So glad that you made the walk over the hill to find our lovely windmill. Our connection with the Kennet & Avon Canal is an intimate one. Once canal traffic began to build up, after Crofton started pumping in 1810, five local watermills on the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Could not make it at the week end but had a walk round the outside, where there are some lovely views. Will try to visit again when the tours are running.

Thank eric e
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Yes, please do come again. Our volunteers will be most happy to welcome you, and show you the 1821 hi-tech engineering of Wessex's only working windmill.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Had a trip to the windmill whilst in the area. Excellent guide around and very interesting. Lots of stairs to climb with an excellent views.

Thank Lindylou S
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely windmill. Our guide (all our guides are volunteers) will be pleased that you found the tour to be very interesting.

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Saw the windmill when driving back from andover so drove along lane to see magnificent building and beautiful setting .will be back to have a picnic on a nice dayMore

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Mike, That's good news, and I hope the good weather continues for your planned picnic. We are open for guided tours around the windmill, every Sunday and Bank Holidays from 2.00 - 5.00, until the end of September. We look forward to welcoming you and...More

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