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Wilton Windmill

Wilton Hill, Wilton, Marlborough SN8 3SW, England
+44 1672 870401
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A fab little walk.

Living in the village, we normally dont make it past the swan, but we love this windmill. always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ellierose891
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Family day at Wilton Windmill was amazing

They put on a wind in the willows themed family fete with lots of traditional stalls. My 6 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Naomi N
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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 September on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm when the windmill building is open for guided tours. The shepherd's hut shop, serving refreshments and gifts and providing a seating area, is also open at this time, as are the loos. You can visit the Windmill at any time - there is a picnic area with breathtaking views across to the Downs and the building can be viewed from the outside. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead and pick up any mess before you leave. The Windmill is run entirely by volunteers from the Wilton Windmill Society, so please make a contribution in the donation box by the gate when you visit or make a donation here on the website when you get home. You can also get involved by volunteering or becoming a member. We hope you enjoy your visit. Please do not leave valuables in your car whilst you visit - thieves are known to operate in the area, which is a real shame, but there you go!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wilton Hill, Wilton, Marlborough SN8 3SW, England
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+44 1672 870401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A rainy Sunday, and a trip to Wilton Windmill was the perfect remedy. This wonderful volunteer led working windmill, gives you a fascinating insight into milling from the early 1800. The tour takes you through the 5 story mill, with a lovely historic account. Stop...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip around the windmill - and on a rainy day too. So often on rainy days, we volunteers wait in vain for visitors, which can be pretty dispiriting. So volunteers, as well as visitors, enjoy the experience, especially...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited here after walking from the Crofton Beam Engine, but it hadn't yet opened (2pm). As we have been to similar windmills, decided not to wait for it to open as had other places to visit. We were only in the area overnight, but might...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello, I am sorry that you reached us before we opened. We do open every Sunday and on Bank Holidays, from 2.00 - 5.00, from Easter until the end of September, so I hope that you will make it another time this season. Kind regards,...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Saturday 27 January 18, my husband and I decided to visit Wilton Windmill standing stately on the hill in Wilton village. Wilton Windmill was built in 1821 after the new Kennet and Avon canal been built. This canal was built over and through the site...More

Thank Carol B
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of our beloved windmill. As you will have seen, one of the patent sails, and the fantail suffered damage during recent storms. However, our millwrights are working on the job, and we hope to be able to...More

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