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Wonderful windmill

A friendly welcome from Charles (one of a group of passionate volunteers) was followed by a... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
tobys673
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A windmill!

Went on February so not properly open but you can still go into the grounds to look at it. Info... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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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 16 June 2017 via mobile

A friendly welcome from Charles (one of a group of passionate volunteers) was followed by a fascinating tour of this lovely piece of history. This is a fully working windmill (albeit only on a handful of milling days a year) with everything in place and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Went on February so not properly open but you can still go into the grounds to look at it. Info board. Sails were missing as being restored. Was hoping tearoom would be open as half term, but obviously open from Easter according to the sign...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

So glad you came to see Wilton Windmill, and hope that you will come again, now that we are open - AND the sails are back on. In fact we are milling again, so Wilton Windmill stoneground wholemeal flour is also available at the shop....More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

South of Marlborough you see the windmill from a good distance but we've only just made the trek to visit. Spread over five floors, the stairs are really steep so not suitable at all for anyone at all infirm. Tickets are £5 or £3 for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to Wilton Windmill. You are quite right about the stairs, but we have opted to keep the mill as it would have been during its years of operation. The same goes for milling today - it would be...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited on a sunny spring bank holiday. Took a tour with Peter, a very knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide and miller. Peter took the group up inside to the top of the windmill and explained the process as it would have been (with a few...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anna P
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your visit. We just had the sails renovated, for the first time in 40 years. So it's great to have the mill back in working condition, and to be able to show visitors around what is our pride and joy....More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Everyone should care and visit thiswonderful place. The volunteers are the real heroes in keeping this going so well. The visiit inside the mill is worth every penny for adults and children.More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ssobey
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

So glad that you enjoyed your visit, and especially that you recognised our volunteers. They are indeed the stars that keep our lovely windmill working. As you may by now know, the sails are off the windmill for repair, for the first time in 40...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Wilton Windmill after visiting Crofton Beam Engine which is close by. The volunteer who took us up the the Windmill was very knowledgable and interesting. Unfortunately the sails were in for repair, but this did not detract from the visit. This is worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

So glad you found your visit to be worthwhile - despite the lack of sails on the mill. Volunteers are keeping the mill open, and as you say, there is much of interest to see inside. We hope to get our sails back later this...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great afternoon to see the workings of a windmill. If you visit 'The Swan' pub in Wilton and then walk across to 'Beamish engines' makes a great day out

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Julie M
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit, Julie. And as you say, the walk to include Crofton and The Swan has to be one of the most interesting in the area. Come again!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

my son and his girl friend took me here ,on a lovely sunny day,it was fasinating,as we are grieving the loss of my husband and a father, it was very spiritual in a way and i managed to push through two of my fears,claustraphobia,as going...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gail C
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Gail, that's a wonderful account of your visit. I am so glad that our lovely windmill was able to give you some spiritual comfort after your bereavement. As to claustrophobia and vertigo - heavens you do like a challenge! Well done to have made it...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Really a perfect Sunday picnic spot. Excellent tour of windmill, friendly engaging volunteers. Good for kids. Must support with a visit. A good walk from it to the pumping station adjacent to canal rounded off visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank philmcrob
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

That's great to hear that you really enjoyed your visit to the Wilton Windmill. And our volunteers will be glad to hear that you found them helpful. Thanks very much for your comments - come again.

Reviewed 10 July 2016

On top of the hill near Wilton village and exposed to the wind from all directions is Wilton Windmill. Restored to full working condition they have open afternoons on a Sunday in the Summer for a guided tour. The windmill is owned by Wiltshire Council...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bill V
Arnoldbakers, Committee member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed our lovely windmill. Come again!

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