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Wilton Windmill

Wilton Hill, Wilton, Marlborough SN8 3SW, England
+44 1672 870401
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A Great Find!

Was travelling on the 'Billet Hotel Boat' on the Kennett and Avon Canal when we saw the sign for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen51
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Great location

Could not make it at the week end but had a walk round the outside, where there are some lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Mike H
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My friends and I walked from Bedwyn train station, along the canal, to Wilton Windmill. It was a beautiful, warm day and very enjoyable. It was rewarding to finally arrive at the windmill and have a picnic lunch on the grounds. We all opted for...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

So glad that you all enjoyed your walk to the Windmill - and that you caught us open, before we close for the winter months. Thank you for visiting us, and for your kind comments - they make it all worthwhile for our volunteer guides...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were just down the road visiting Crofton beam engines for heritage day and saw a sign on the roadside advertising Wilton Windmill. Wilton near Marlborough and not Wilton near Salisbury! We found it very easily and parked in the field next to the windmill...More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Brilliant that you were able to combine a visit to Crofton with one to our precious windmill. As you will have heard, the two are intimately connected. Once Crofton became fully operational in 1810, the watermills on the Bedwyn Brook experienced severe water shortages -...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

well planned and enjoyable day out. Welcoming atmosphere harking back to old style village fete atmosphere.More

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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

So glad that you enjoyed our Heritage Open Day, and thank you for your kind comments. Above all, we hope visitors have fun, and that seems to have happened on Saturday. We were very nervous about the weather, and indeed there was a massive rainstorm...More

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